The second annual Race in the Heartland Conference will take place on October 8th and 9th. The conference is centered on race and equity. Conference Organizer Miquel Jackson, Vice President of the Dubuque NAACP and Human Rights Commissioner, says the conference will contain multiple keynote speakers and breakout sessions, all of which are presented by women. Due to COVID-19, the entire 2020 conference will occur virtually via Zoom. Jackson says the speakers will focus on four key topics: housing, education, criminal justice, and the workplace. Due to COVID-19, the entire 2020 conference will occur virtually via Zoom. Keynote speakers include Dr. Jennifer Ulie-Wells and Manisha Paudel, a former member of the Dubuque Human Rights Department. Dr. Ulie-Wells trains thousands of educators, young people, families, and community providers on a variety of school mental health topics. For more information on cost and how to connect to the Zoom event, go to raceintheheartland.org or like Race in the Heartland on Facebook.