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Initiated in 2009 by the IT Taskforce (Al LunAshok Patel, Mark AdafinStephen Lehmkuhle) of Diversity Council's Board of Directors

Diversity Council Collaboration Center (DC3) was first conceived and constructed to enable DC board operations and later expanded to

support information sharing with our stakeholders to better achieve the goals and purpose of Diversity Council.

 

The Diversity Council's purpose is an inclusive and welcoming community

in which every individual is respected.

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We educate people to embrace diversity as a foundation

for a healthy, prosperous and inclusive community.

Diversity Council Goals and Purpose

Purpose

Growing equitable communities rooted in compassion where all facets of human identity are understood and respected, and where every individual acts conscientiously and with courage.


Our Goals

Global: An equitable and inclusive community, where all individuals are empowered, conscientious, and courageous.

Civic Equity: Civic Equity is the realization of a society where all individuals receive equitable access to resources, protections, and opportunities. Each person enjoys: (a) equal treatment under law, both through law enforcement and the judicial system; (b) equitable access to and
representation in the political process; and (c) equal opportunity to engage in the design of and benefit from inclusive public policy.

Educational Equity: Educational equity exists when all individuals are fully prepared for the roles of their choice, regardless of personal or social circumstances. Educational equity requires systems of support that result in full access to opportunities that lead to personal growth.

Health Equity: Health equity is the attainment of the highest level of wellbeing for all individuals, regardless of personal or social determinants of health. Health equity requires the social, economic, and environmental conditions that result in full access to opportunities that lead to healthy lives.


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Collider Inclusion Open Entrepreneur Ecosystem Navigator (January 07, 2022)

Learning Report  providing Ecosystem Navigation services, rapidly connecting Rochester entrepreneurs to the right business resource at the right time to accelerate their entrepreneurial journey.

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Supporting Student Success Means Supporting Diversity Education (January 06, 2022)

In late December 2021, Diversity Council and other local organizations drafted and released a statement of support forRochester Public Schools’ work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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2021 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports (January 03, 2022)

Key info includes: 4Q 2021 News;  3Q 2021 News, 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, DMC Discovery Walk Pre-bid 

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Building Strong Communities (December 14, 2021)

Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council is expanding Building Strong Communities to Southeast Minnesota.

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Why Get Vaccinated? (December 05, 2021)

(1) November 2021 e-Magazine (2) Info about booster and (3) Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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Multi-Year Plan and $15M Commitment (December 02, 2021)

Mayo Clinic announced an additional $5 Million contribution to affordable housing bridge. 

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Facing Race 2021 Awards Ceremony (October 23, 2021)

2021 Facing Race Awards Event on TPT 7PM October 24 and other broadcasts schedule. 

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Tackling Racism as a Public Health Issue (October 23, 2021)

1. 10/22/2021 Presentation to CMRC;  2. August update posted on Olmsted County website

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APM Research Group MN Diversity Communities Survey (October 20, 2021)

  1. Survey results 2. MINNESOTA’S DIVERSE COMMUNITIES SURVEY: WHAT? WHY? AND HOW?

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Adminstration of Rochester's 3.12M award from Minnesota Main Street Economic Revitalization Program (October 16, 2021)

Press Release DMC EDA to administer 3.12M distribution of MN Main Street Economic Revitalization Program.

"Formal grant criteria will be established, including the prioritization of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) participation. DMC will serve as the administrator of the grant."

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