Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Student Day @ Capitol Set for March 3rd!

For the past four years, Iowa Pride Network members have been instrumental in helping Iowa legislators understand the inequality LGBT people face in Iowa. Through our capitol press conferences at the Student Day at the Capitol and personal stories and activism we have changed the landscape for LGBT people! In 2007, Iowa’s LGBT community achieved equality in our schools and our communities through the passage of the Safe Schools Law and the amended Civil Rights Law which now includes sexual orientation and gender identity.

To celebrate the remarkable advancement of civil rights for LGBT Iowans; we will be spending the day at both the Judicial Building and the Capitol! While at the Capitol we will have the honor to meet with Iowa’s Lt. Governor, Patty Judge! Then later during our Legislative Reception we will get to speak with some of Iowa’s legislators who have been some of our greatest allies over the years! It promises to be a day of fun and networking. We hope to see you all there!

9:00 – 9:30 Registration/Check-in at Iowa State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines.
9:30 – 9:50 Opening remarks – Brief students on activities of the day
9:50 – 10:00 Travel to the Judicial Building (using the D-Line Shuttle for free)
10:00 – 11:00 Tour the Iowa Judicial Building
11:00 – 12:30 Walk to the Capitol/Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 Meet with Lt. Governor
1:00 – 2:00 Meet with Legislators/Tour the Capitol
2:00 – 3:00 Legislative Reception
3:00 –3:15 Wrap-Up/Evaluations

* * * PARKING * * *
Make sure you give yourself enough time to find a parking space! The best place to park is the parking ramp located on the corner of Pennsylvania & East Grand Ave. From there you can access the State Historical Building by simply walking across the street and using the Grand Ave entrance. If you park elsewhere you may also access the building through the Locust St. entrance.

Those under the age of 18 are required to bring the Medical Release Form signed by a parent or guardian. You will also need to have the Parent Permission Slip signed by a parent or guardian to participate in this event. Those who do not have these forms filled out and handed in will not be eligible to participate at this event and will be turned away.

All forms are located on the Day @ the Cap web page, CLICK HERE:

___________ DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 24th__________


For more information visit IPN's website

Click HERE for Capitol Complex Map

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