Event Details

Voices of Diversity: Justice & Mass Incarceration Pt. II

February 4, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Campus: Virtual
Location: Virtual See Event Details
The Voices of Diversity Series is aimed towards educating students, faculty and staff on the significance of having an inclusive and diverse environment. 

This session will be focused on the issue of justice and mass incarceration within the state of Iowa, as presented by Kameron Middlebrooks, former president of the Des Moines NAACP, and chair of the Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Commission, and Mark Stringer, Executive Director of ACLU of Iowa. Middlebrooks grew up in Des Moines and been involved with the NAACP since the early 2000s. He served as the Midwestern Regional Field Director for the NAACP from 2012-14 and worked to register people of color to vote. He also worked with the Iowa Governor's Office to try to streamline the restoration of voting rights for those convicted of felonies in Iowa. 

Mark Stringer began as the Executive Director of the ACLU of Iowa in May 2017, following a 16-year tenure as the Senior Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines. Mark has been a leader in Central Iowa including serving as the founding board chair of Project IOWA, an AMOS-instigated 21st-century workforce development initiative, and as a board member of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, including two years as chair. In 2007 Mark had the honor of officiating at Iowa’s first legally recognized same-sex wedding. In 2012, The Interfaith Alliance honored Mark with a “Faith and Freedom” award.

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