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While it's not the Academy Awards, Iowans will have a chance to attend a free screening of the award-winning documentary Bottom Dollars.

The Iowa Department of Human Rights, Center for Disabilities and Development, and Iowa’s University Center for Excellence on Disabilities, in partnership with the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council and Disability Rights Iowa, are hosting the screening of Bottom Dollars in eight cities around Iowa. This award winning film calls for the phase out of the sub-minimum wages and sheltered workshops, and offers solutions for fair wages and inclusive employment. The documentary features personal stories and expert interviews with advocates that have been working to improve the employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Bottom Dollars is an original documentary from the disability rights group Rooted in Rights

Following the film, local panelists will share their perspectives related to subminimum wage employment and alternatives to segregated employment in Iowa.

Advocates, families, policy makers, disability service providers, and the general public are encouraged to attend.  This showing is free! To help us plan accordingly RSVPs are strongly encouraged via a short online form.  RSVP Online:


April 26 (5-7 pm):  Iowa City
Governor's Ridge (Kirkwood Room), 515 Kirkwood Avenue

May 2 (5-7 pm): Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs Public Library (Meeting Room B), 400 Willow Ave.

May 3 (5-7 pm): Sioux City
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center (Pioneer Room), 300 3rd Street

May 9 (5-7 pm):  Des Moines
State Historical Building (Auditorium), 600 E. Locust

May 10 (5-7 pm):  Creston
SW Iowa Community College (Room 180), 1501 W. Townline St.

May 17 (5-7 pm): Dubuque
Holiday Inn Dubuque (Capital Conference Room), 450 Main St.

May 18 (5-7 pm):  Waterloo
Hawkeye Community College (Tama Hall, Room 102), 1501 East Orange Rd.

May 24 (5-7 pm):  Burlington
Howard Johnson (The Gallery 150 Room), 2759 Mt. Pleasant St.