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IMG_6518Faces of Siouxland

"Faces of Siouxland" is a day long celebration and sharing of the diverse cultures in the Siouxland community through cultural dance, ethnic fashion show, arts, crafts, information and food.  This year the "Fair" will be held on March 31 from noon until 4 pm at the Sioux City Convention Center.

The Fair is free and a great family outing. We hope you can find time in your busy schedules to come out and experience the rich cultural diversity that exists in the Siouxland community.

If you would like to take part in this event by renting a booth, volunteering, or want more information, contact the:
Sioux City Human Rights Commission
(712) 279-6985

IMG_5948Universal Human Rights Day

The Sioux City Human Rights Commission celebrates this day with the annual War Eagle Human Rights Awards ceremony.

Each year nominations are sought for individuals or groups who have worked to promote human rights, diversity and tolerance locally.

Three awards are given out at the ceremony after which attendees are honored with a meal.

War Eagle Human Rights Award Winners


  • Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (CSADV)
  • Carolyn and Mike Goodwin
  • Dr. Richard Lundy


  • A. Frank Baron
  • Dr. Richard Owens
  • Four Directions Community Center


  • Joanne Fox
  • Jim Rixner
  • Monique Scarlett


  • Diane Nesselhuf
  • Joe Twidwell
  • Opportunities Unlimited


  • George Boykin
  • Don Dew
  • Flora Lee


  • Audra Cole
  • Sister Shirley Fineran, OSF
  • Leon Koster


  • Katie Colling
  • Gordon Lebowich
  • Siouxland Aging Services, Inc.


  • Frank LaMere
  • Tito Parker


  • Royce W Barnum
  • Meg Bessman-Quintero


  • Susan Barta
  • St. Paul's Indian Mission
  • Barb Wingert


  • Father Marvin Boes
  • Dr. Grace Anne Witte, O.S.F
  • Sioux City Chapter of NAACP
  • Sioux City Gospel Mission


  • Rev. Tom LoVan
  • Northwest Regional Office of Iowa Legal Aid


  • Connie Bear King
  • Dick Sturgeon
  • Marilyn Murphy


  • Dick Hayes
  • Evelyn Rice
  • Vernon Tott

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