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2015 Regional Conference
Des Moines Area Community College

MWOHSMarch 19 - 21
Hosted by: Purpose Community Development Foundation, Inc.

Des Moines Area Community College's Ankeny Campus
FFA Enrichment Center, 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023

Theme - Mission: Possible
Anything is possible when we all work together

Human services makes the impossible possible! Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to come to Ankeny, Iowa (suburb of Des Moines, Iowa's capital) on March 19th for the annual conference of the Midwest Organization for Human Services.

Call for Proposals

Proposals to present are due on November 26, 2015.

Click here to submit a proposal.

Keynote: Frank Meeink

Frank Meeink became a SkinHead at 13. By 18 he was roaming the country as a SkinHead leader and Neo-Nazi recruiter, with gangs that would beat people indiscriminately. In Illinois he had his own cable-access TV show, "The Reich". He was finally arrested and convicted of kidnapping and beating a member of a rival SkinHead gang.

While in prison he befriended men he used to think he hated, men of different races. After being released from prison, Meeink tried to rejoin his old SkinHead pals but couldn't bring himself to hate those whom he now knew to be his friends.

Now a noted speaker, author and founder of Harmony Through Hockey, Frank's life stands for tolerance, diversity and mutual understanding in racial, political and all aspects of society. Frank is truly an inspiration in any time of strife and conflict.

Click here to learn more about Frank.