Thursday August 15, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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United Way of Central Iowa  
1111 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50314

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John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas 
Roll of the Dice 

How are Communities of Color Doing in Iowa? 

In most regards Iowa is a wonderful place to live. But we are leaving some of our kids behind. The data shows that Latino, Black, Native American and Immigrant youth and their families are struggling. This training will look at some of the root-causes, common misconceptions and successful strategies for reducing disproportionality in our State.
Register Now! Cost $35

Topics Addressed 

  • Poverty and Wealth (e.g.: jobs, housing and economic development)
  • The Educational Achievement Gap  in Iowa Schools
  • Overrepresentation of youth of color in our child welfare system
  • Health Disparities
  • People of Color and Immigrants and the Justice System

    "The Roll of the Dice program addresses important issues in our community. Roll of the Dice is a particularly effective way to meet friends and gain valuable knowledge about resources to address racial and economic inequities in the community."

-          Joe D. Coulter, Ph.D., Professor, Community and Behavioral Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa

What is a Roll of the Dice?

Roll of the Dice is an interactive training "game" is designed to strengthen community leaders and professionals ability to understand and work with the causes and effects of racial and economic disproportionality.  The experience brings together readily available quantitative research/statistical measurements in a fun, personal and interactive manner that mobilizes participants to better digest, integrate and apply research and evaluation into their efforts. It feels like playing a game with the side benefit that participants learn how statistics and research can help them improve their communities. 

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