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 is collecting resources to help churches and individuals uncover their history and tell their stories. 



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

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