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Des Moines, IA
Apr 11-12

Des Moines Social Club
900 Mulberry St.
Des Moines, IA

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April 11

10:00 am–8:00 pm

Doors open. All are welcome.
Interactive exhibits, family-friendly activities, and more.

11:00 am–1:00 pm

Portrait Studio open
Local artist will be drawing portraits for attendees

11:30 am–12:30 pm

Know Your Rights Workshop
Workshop led by the ACLU of Iowa staff

12:00 pm–8:00 pm

Raygun pop-up shop
Midwestern printing, design, & clothing company

12:30 pm–1:00 pm

Rights for All Presidential Campaign Orientation

Learn about our amazing Rights for All campaign, where we are trying to move presidential candidates to be better on civil liberties issues, and learn how to ask candidates questions

3:00 pm–3:30 pm

Rights for All Presidential Campaign Orientation

Learn about our amazing Rights for All campaign, where we are trying to move presidential candidates to be better on civil liberties issues, and learn how to ask candidates questions

4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Legislative Update Conversation with ACLU of Iowa Staff

5:00 pm–5:30 pm

Movement 515
Spoken word poetry from local students

6:00 pm–6:30 pm

Emmett Phillips and special guests
Socially conscious Hip Hop and R&B artists using poetry and art to awaken and empower the people

7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Leradee & The Positives

Des Moines’ own Roots and Dancehall Reggae band

April 12

12:00 pm–8:00 pm

Doors open. All are welcome.
Interactive exhibits, family-friendly activities, and more.

11:00 am–1:00 pm

Portrait Studio open

11:30 am–12:00 pm

Rights for All Presidential Campaign Orientation

Learn about our amazing Rights for All campaign, where we are trying to move presidential candidates to be better on civil liberties issues, and learn how to ask candidates questions

12:00 pm–8:00 pm

Raygun pop-up shop
Midwestern printing, design, & clothing company

12:30 pm–1:30 pm

Court Debt and the Criminalization of Poverty in Iowa
A conversation with the ACLU of Iowa staff

1:30 pm–3:30 pm

Live mural painting
With Jennifer Leatherby, local painter and illustrator

5:00 pm–5:30 pm

Rights for All Presidential Campaign Orientation

Learn about our amazing Rights for All campaign, where we are trying to move presidential candidates to be better on civil liberties issues, and learn how to ask candidates questions

6:00 pm–6:30 pm

Nuestra Danza Sin Fronteras (Our Dance Without Borders)
Dance group using traditional Mexican folkloric dance as a form of healing

7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Son Peruchos Latin Fusion Band
Andean and South American folk music fusion

Highlights

Nuestra Danza Sin Fronteras (Our Dance Without Borders)
April 12, 6:00pm

Mexican Folkorico dance group formed in 2017 under the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence with the intention of utilizing traditional Mexican folkloric dance as a form of healing. The goal is two-fold: to celebrate and practice cultural knowledge while empowering participants to own their narratives and heal traumas through cultural connections. Through the life of this project, a third goal naturally emerged: to utilize cultural expression as a form of protest. NDSF has become an outlet for non-traditional activism through dance and storytelling, and recognizes that the practice, exhibition, and connection to cultural knowledge and tradition is the greatest form of resistance.

Movement 515 Spoken Word Poetry
April 11, 5:00pm

Movement 515 is an urban arts community where, twice a week, students and mentors come together to create spoken word poetry and graffiti art. Attempting to slow down the world and investigate themselves, they work toward becoming change agents, shedding light on the impact human emotion and connection brings to the global community.

Son Peruchos Latin Fusion Band
April 12, 6:30pm

Son Peruchos is a fusion of Andean and South American folk music utilizing traditional instruments such as the zampona, quena and charango. This musical group also integrates their traditional Andean sound with more modern Latin and Caribbean rhythms such as cumbia, bachata and rock en español.

Leradee & the Positives
April 11, 6:30pm

Des Moines’ own Roots and Dancehall Reggae band. Soulful, deep, energetic and engaging performance. Covering from Is this Love by Bob Marley to the sounds of Third World and more.

Featured Partners

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Thank you for joining us!

Thank you for attending the ACLU100 Experience and learning how to reduce prison populations, protect immigrants, and ensure everyone’s constitutional right to vote. We hope you enjoyed the performers, speakers, and artists who partnered with us for this event.

Learn more and get involved on our website or social media.

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Des Moines, IA
 |  Apr 11-12

Des Moines Social Club
900 Mulberry St.
Des Moines, IA