(click on the date to view)May 26, 2021 conversation
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, our May conversation included topics of positive/negative stereotypes, the "model minority" and breaking the "bamboo ceiling." Panelists includes Clarence Padilla (educator and Des Moines Symphony Member), Christine Her (Executive Director of Art Force Iowa), and Pragnya Yogesh (owner of Indian Dance Academy and CultureAll ambassador)– facilitated by Kate Hightshoe.February 11, 2021 conversation
Thanks to those who joined us on for a conversation in celebration of Black History Month: Transforming Barriers into Opportunities
. Expert panel included local community creative and educator Emmett Phillips , artist H.C. Porter
, and Des Moines Symphony member, Jason Wells. This conversation will be facilitated by Kate Hightshoe.December 17, 2020 conversation
Expert panel included Executive Director of the Des Moines Art Festival, Stephen King, Executive Director of BRAVO Greater Des Moines
, Sally Dix, and Des Moines Artist INC facilitator
Beau Kenyon and Dr. A'ndrea Wilson; facilitated by Kate Hightshoe.