Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series: Rue Mapp

11:30 AM
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Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series:
Rue Mapp: “Where Black People and Nature Meet”

Rue Mapp is the founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, a national not-for-profit organization with the motto “Where Black People and Nature Meet.” Through personal stories, Mapp will share the motivation behind Outdoor Afro, its evolution, and its social impact to date. She will also outline the urgency for why more diverse audiences need to build a local and relevant relationship with the outdoors as a pathway toward greater community health and environmental sustainability. The Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series is an implementation strategy of The Tomorrow Plan, a plan for the sustainable development of Greater Des Moines. New this year is a partnership with Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, which is hosting the series and enlisting experts from the State Historical Society of Iowa to present brief historical preview talks before each keynote presentation. For more information, please visit

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. November 2nd. Lunch at 11:30 a.m., historical preview at 11:45 a.m., and the keynote at noon.
WHERE: State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines
PARKING: Free parking is available in the State Capitol Complex Parking Garage at Pennsylvania and Grand avenues, just north of the State Historical Building. Metered parking on the street is also up for grabs.

State Historical Building

600 E Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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