Programs & Events

Upcoming Events:
Sex trafficA Community Education Event on Thursday, February 27th at 6:30-9:30 PM at 3912 Cedar Heights Dr. Cedar Falls.

Join with others on in the Cedar Valley who are concerned about sex trafficking to learn more about this important issue and what you can do to help STOP it.

Attendees will view the film "Any Kid, Anywhere," about sex trafficking in Iowa. Afterward, there will be a panel discussion led by Ms. Yoshida Thomas from Friends of the Family. The panel will include at least one person who has survived trafficking and Sergeant Jared Arbegast from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

This event is sponsored by Cedar Valley Unitarian Universalists, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Cedar Falls-Waterloo branch, the Black Hawk County chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), and the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights.

In-Service Training's

The Waterloo Human Rights Commission offers trainings on Civil Rights and diversity. We provide trainings to Companies within the Cedar Valley, government agencies and educational facilities.

Town Forums
The Waterloo Commission on Human Rights Commission has held town forums with the Waterloo Police Department to bridge the gap between public perception and actual police practices.

Town Forums have been held to educate the community about fair housing and landlord tenant laws.

Town Forums have been held with Workforce Development to discuss ways to eliminate the disparity in unemployment rates amongst minorities.

We have developed materials and programs for youth. The materials focus on Fair Housing and Civil Rights. Copies of the material include:
Fair Housing for youth ages 5 – 8
Fair Housing for youth ages 9 – 12
Civil Rights for youth ages 5 - 8
Civil Rights for youth ages 9 – 12