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2024 Communities' of Colors Anti Violence Summit

Theme: Rewriting Our Story 

This year's summit will be bigger and better than ever, with speakers from across Iowa.

We welcome advocates of color at all stages of their careers, whether you're new to the field or have moved up in leadership. Join us for exciting keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities.


Hello, the 2024 communities of Color Summit registration is open, the last day to register will be Friday, August 9th, 2024 at 11:59pm,

REMINDER: The COC summit is intended for advocates of ofColor in the Anti-violence movement, the space is limited and approval will be first come first served

About the COC summit

Communities of Color Anti-Violence Summit Is a platform for crime victim advocate and prevention advocates in Iowa to convene and exchange valuable information, resources, and insights. This gathering offers a conducive environment for individuals and organizations to engage in networking opportunities and participate in culturally tailored workshops led by experts entrenched in marginalized communities.
Notably, advocates and service providers within mainstream organizations sometimes struggle to highlight the significance of culturally specific support and services. The summit offers a forum for such individuals to address challenges, devise strategies, foster connections, and mutually empower one another.

Call for proposal

The call for proposals is open! the deadline to submit the proposal is Friday, August 2nd, 2024 at 11:59 PM

We are seeking proposals for workshops and presentations in the upcoming COC Summit 2024 that will take place here in Des Moines, from August 28th,- 30th, 2024 at Embassy Suite Downtown:

Our goal is to spark inspiration in attendees, empowering them to make a meaningful difference in the lives of survivors of sexual violence. By participating in our Summit, you will engage in a life-changing experience that will leave you motivated, informed, and energized. Together, we can build a future where survivors discover comfort, assistance, and recovery. Join us in this empowering journey and contribute to the transformation.

2024 COC summit venue

Meet the organizing Team

What to Expect at the Communities of Color Summit

2 days to learn from the best and network with fellow leaders in the Movement.

Special keynotes speakers and over 15 breakout sessions with speakers from across the state of Iowa and natioanal level.

The 2024 COC Summit program will be published soon

Resouurces and presentations will be shared out the week after the summit, so you can catch up on what you missed.

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