Intersections – Cedar Rapids

a civility project of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa

Our Liberties We Prize: Challenges to Our Freedoms




Executive Director, ACLU of Iowa


DECEMBER 1, 2017

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
310 Fifth Street SE, Cedar Rapids

$10 per person (payable at the door) — includes lunch

At the December Intersections, Mark Stringer will reflect on what he has learned since leaving his 16-year ministry at First Unitarian Church of Des Moines to take the helm of the ACLU of Iowa. He’ll share his thoughts on the civil liberties challenges facing Iowans this season and in the coming year.

Mark Stringer began as the executive director of the ACLU of Iowa in May 2017, following a 16-year tenure as the Senior Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines. He has been a leader in Central Iowa including serving as the founding board chair of Project IOWA, an AMOS-instigated 21st-century workforce development initiative, and as a board member of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, including two years as chair. In 2007 Mark had the honor of officiating at Iowa’s first legally recognized same-sex wedding. He lives in Des Moines with his wife and their two daughters.

Please email or call 319.364.6148. If you make a reservation and are unable to attend, payment for your reservation is appreciated if you do not cancel by the Tuesday deadline.

Yes, there really is such thing as a free lunch!

lunchonusWe are rewarding you for bringing guests to Intersections! All you need to do is RSVP by the Tuesday prior to the luncheon as you’ve always done and include the name(s) of the person(s) you’ve invited to attend. Once five people new to Intersections have attended an educational luncheon upon your invitation, we’ll waive your fee for one Intersections (a $10 value)! And another perk: each guest dines at no cost on their first visit! The best part is, we’ll keep track of your guest attendance list for you, so no punch cards to keep track of or tickets to remember! Please feel free to contact Kristin with any questions: 515.279.8715 or Who are you going to invite?

Who should be attending Intersections?
We want Intersections to reach more people in the greater Cedar Rapids area. And, we need your help! Please consider inviting a couple of friends (or more!) to attend Intersections with you. Make sure you give us their names when you make your reservation. Thank you for your help!

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Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the intersection of religion and politics.