Discover Diverse Des Moines 2023

We held our 3rd annual Inclusion event, Discover Diverse Des Moines, at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden on June 8, 2023. We hope you came away with ideas and inspiration to experience the best of our city’s diverse arts, culture, food and dining scenes. A special thanks to our panelists and sponsors for supporting the event. If you missed it, view a recap of the evening here. Check back for details and registration for our 2024 event – coming soon!


Maison Bleam – PrideFest Director, Capital City Pride
Minna Bothwell – Pastor, Capitol Hill Lutheran Church
Maria Guevara – Administrative Assistant, Iowa Department of Human Rights
Kendra Hossain-Morehead – Director, Drake University’s International Student & Scholar Services
Meredith McLean – Food Hub Specialist, Lutheran Services in Iowa
Nick Smithberg – Director, Iowa Legal Aid
Pauli Wong Smith – Food & Nutrition Specialist, Des Moines Public Schools

Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

Community State Bank, Des Moines Performing Arts, EMC, Greater Des Moines Partnership, IMT, Nationwide, NCMIC, Tero International