27th Annual Symposium




Please find attached the schedule for the 27th Annual Symposium March 20 & 21 at Des Moines University and the  Promotional Video

  1. For Immediate Release:
    Contact: Mikel Johnson or Rudy Simms days 515-283-4284 Evenings contact: Rudy Simms 515-991-4398

    What: 27th Annual Symposium on Civil and Human Rights: Fair Housing, Equal Employment, Immigration, Human Rights, Civil Rights, Voting Rights, SPIRIT Leadership Program, They All Belong to You! Come learn about these issues!

    When: Wednesday, March 20 & Thursday the 21st, 2013

    Time: 8:00 AM Registration 8:30 Program 9:00- 4:00 pm Wednesday /Thursday 8:30-11:30 am

    Where: Des Moines University Student Education Center 3200 Grand Ave. in Des Moines see map for Building # 4, Parking in Lot’s # 6.
    campus map: http://www.dmu.edu/about/campus/

    –There is no cost to attend.
    Please register at:  mjjohnson@dmgov.org Indicate in subject box: Symposium Registration then below Please list each person attending. Lunch is provided at no cost. We need a count of all attending! More program details to follow!

Confirmed Presenters: Betty Bottiger, Director, Region VII HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Maria Flores, Equal Employment Opportunity Office,Milwaukee, WI , Arnold Wood, Iowa-Nebraska NAACP on Voting Rights, Larry Smith, former Shelby. County & Helena, Alabama task force (while under cover, infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan), Pascual D. Marquez United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service on the SPIRIT program for youth leadership., And more…


Rudy Simms, Director

Des Moines Human Rights Commission

602 Robert D. Ray Drive

Des Moines, IA 50309

Office Phone: 515-237-1457

Mobile Phone: 515-991-4398


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