The Beloved Community Initiative offers educational programs on the legacy of slavery and Iowa’s role in the Underground Railroad, the civil rights movement in Iowa, the history of the indigenous tribes of Iowa, the Doctrine of Discovery, and the nature of racism and racial bias today.
The Beloved Community Initiative has large and small space available for local artists, writers, and musicians as well as space for theatre, film screenings, concerts, art and other cultural events that expand our historical and cultural understandings of race.
Upcoming Telling the Truth Events
Past Telling the Truth Events
Join us for an evening of story, art, dance, fashion, music and food. Dawson Davenport will share his story of Living in Two Worlds and how art and hip-hop led him to learn about climate change, social justice for Native peoples, love and self-awareness.
Free food provided by Red Earth Gardens and Meskwaki chef Desse Davenport. Dancers include: Rosie and Micah Youngbear