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October 2014
Free

Screening and discussion of the film OUT

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Real Talk with Brian Vu and Andrew Chang

October 21 @ 12:00 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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DMU: Real Talk Series Inspired by Ted Talks Beyond race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientations Everyone has a story – we want to hear yours Light lunch/refreshments provided for first 30 attendees Brought to you by DMU students. For more information contact Adrian.A.Simien@dmu.edu or Brian.Toston@dmu.edu.

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Enough To Get By: Medical Spanish Conversation Group

October 3 @ 12:00 pm
Des Moines University, Munroe 102,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Practice and gain confidence in your Español in a fun and practical way! Learn basic medical phrases and keywords to help patients and providers communicate more easily. Meetings twice a month starting Friday, October 3 at Noon in Munroe 102. Open to all students. Bring your own lunch. Refreshments provided for the first 30. Sponsored by the DMU Latino Medical Student Association and Multicultural Affairs. For more information, contact Robert Chalmers at robert.e.chalmers@dmu.edu.

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Gay Straight Alliance’s Annual “Rainbow Sherbet Event”

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC),
3300 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Join us for a free cup of rainbow sherbet and learn more about GSA!

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September 2014
Free

Delivering Culturally Responsive Care: Lessons from the Past Relevant for Today’s Healthcare Providers

September 29 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) Auditorium,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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DMU Cultural Competency Series Kickoff Featuring Tim Wise Monday, September 29, 7 – 8:30 P.M. SEC Auditorium Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Recently named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by Utne Reader, Wise has spoken on over 800 campuses in all 50 states. He has also spoken to health care professionals and many community groups across the nation. Wise has lectured internationally in Canada and Bermuda on issues of comparative racism, race and…

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October 2013
Free

Iowa ACEs DMU lunch-n-learn

October 14, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) Auditorium,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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“Our two most important findings are that these adverse childhood experiences: are vastly more common than recognized or acknowledged and have a powerful relation to adult health a half-century later.”  Dr. Vincent Felitti, co-investigator of The ACE Study Attend onsite at Des Moines University (lunch provided) or online! Register for the DMU lunch-n-learn Data into Action: Crafting a Response to Iowa’s ACE Score Hear first-ever Iowa data on adverse childhood experiences and their impact on adult health and behaviors. Explore…

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February 2013
Free

Cultural Competency: Diversity Health Series Workshop “Touching the Dream” Video and discussion with a focus

February 27, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Video and discussion with a focus on African American culture and health. RSVP via the Pulse sign up. First 30 students, faculty or staff. Sponsored by Multicultural Aairs, Student Services, Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, Community Relations, DMU Library, SNPMA, and the Multicultural Aairs Student Advisory Committee. Black History Month Feb 1 – Becoming the Dream: Rethinking Diversity in the 21st Century Feb 11 – We Shall Overcome, One Day at a Time Feb 20 – How It Feels to Be Colored Me…

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Community and Campus Black History Program

February 26, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC),
3300 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Live music featuring Mickel Williams, Roosevelt High School Choir, I Have a Dream essay winners, Speaker- Paula Mahone, MD, art display, free food and refreshments To RSVP or for more information contact 515-271-1709. Sponsored by Multicultural Aairs, Student Services, Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, Community Relations, DMU Library, SNPMA, and the Multicultural Aairs Student Advisory Committee. Black History Month Feb 1 – Becoming the Dream: Rethinking Diversity in the 21st Century Feb 11 – We Shall Overcome, One Day at a Time Feb 20…

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Book Club Discussion: Autobiographies of a Black Couple of the Greatest Nation

February 22, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Lecture Hall 3,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Special Guest Speaker: DMU Alumnus and Author, Dr. Bill Anderson, D.O. ’56 Free lunch to the first 75 attendees. Copies of the book are available to check out at the DMU Library. To RSVP or for more information contact 515-271-1709. Sponsored by Multicultural Aairs, Student Services, Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, Community Relations, DMU Library, SNPMA, and the Multicultural Aairs Student Advisory Committee. Black History Month Feb 1 – Becoming the Dream: Rethinking Diversity in the 21st Century Feb 11…

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How It Feels to Be Colored Me

February 20, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, SEC Admissions Conference Room,
3200 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Poem by Zora Neale Hurston Discussion facilitated by DMU students: Ebonie Vincent and Grace Ouyang. DMU & Drake students will join for lunch and share personal thoughts about the poem. Pizza and refreshments provided. Limited to first 20 student to RSVP. To RSVP or for more information contact 515-271-1709. Sponsored by Multicultural Aairs, Student Services, Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, Community Relations, DMU Library, SNPMA, and the Multicultural Aairs Student Advisory Committee. Black History Month Feb 1 – Becoming the Dream: Rethinking Diversity…

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We Shall Overcome, One Day at a Time

February 11, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) Auditorium,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Rev. Leslie H. Carter CEO of Human Connection Works To RSVP or for more information contact 515-271-1709. Sponsored by Multicultural Aairs, Student Services, Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, Community Relations, DMU Library, SNPMA, and the Multicultural Aairs Student Advisory Committee. Black History Month Feb 1 – Becoming the Dream: Rethinking Diversity in the 21st Century Feb 11 – We Shall Overcome, One Day at a Time Feb 20 – How It Feels to Be Colored Me Feb 22 – Book Club Discussion: Autobiographies…

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Becoming the Dream: Rethinking Diversity in the 21st Century

February 1, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) Auditorium,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Blane Harding, professor Motivational Speaker and Consultant Free lunch for first 75 attendees. To RSVP or for more information contact 515-271-1709. Sponsored by Multicultural Aairs, Student Services, Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, Community Relations, DMU Library, SNPMA, and the Multicultural Aairs Student Advisory Committee. Black History Month Feb 1 – Becoming the Dream: Rethinking Diversity in the 21st Century Feb 11 – We Shall Overcome, One Day at a Time Feb 20 – How It Feels to Be Colored Me Feb 22…

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