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‘We need help and we’re not getting it’: what a surge in murders means for Black women in Iowa

More than six times as many Black women were killed in Iowa in 2020 than the year before. What is driving the gun violence?

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Transforming Policing In the 21st Century

Harvey Harrison of the Des Moines UU congregation helped found an organization called Just Voices which has worked to address racially biased policing in Des Moines.  This video will be available to view on Zoom for those registered for the 2023 GA.  The workshop should be available online sometime after June 1.  A meeting room…

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Reducing Poverty through Sentencing Reform

Jared Trujillo, JD Thursday, April 27, 5 PM Pacific, 6 PM Mountain, 7 PM Central & 8 PM Eastern To view the recorded video, click here The relationship between incarceration and poverty is circular, cyclical, and symbiotic – poverty is a cause of incarceration, and incarceration causes poverty. Shortly after culture shifting civil rights victories…

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