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This site uses the Open Source Content Management System Plone and has been designed to be completely accessible and usable, working in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG v1.0). If there is anything on this site — accessibility or validation related — that is not according to the standard, please contact the Site Administration, and not the Plone Team.

Access keys

Access keys are a navigation device enabling you to get around this web site using your keyboard.

Available access keys

This site uses a setup that closely matches most international recommendations on access keys. These are:

  • 1 — Home Page
  • 2 — Skip to content
  • 3 — Site Map
  • 4 — Search field focus
  • 5 — Advanced Search
  • 6 — Site navigation tree
  • 9 — Contact information
  • 0 — Access Key details

Accessibility Statement

We have undertaken to use our knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different people access the Internet, to develop a web site that is clear and simple for everybody to use.

Validation

We have used XHTML 1.0 and CSS that conforms to specification, as laid out by the W3C because we believe that usability and accessibility must have a solid foundation. If anything on this web site does not validate correctly, please contact the Site Administration, and not the Plone Team.

We have also endeavoured to achieve AA accessibility as measured against version 1.0 of the WCAG. We are aware however, that a number of the checkpoints of the WCAG are subjective — and although we are sure that we have met them squarely, there may be instances where interpretation may vary.

Diversity Council Goals and Purpose

Purpose

To educate people to embrace diversity as a foundation for building a healthy, inclusive and prosperous community. An inclusive and welcoming community in which every individual is respected.


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.


Board Calendar

D&I Status/News

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Olmsted County News (July 07, 2020)

Commissioners vote to expand team of community outreach workers dedicated to public safety.

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Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Commits to Racial Justice (June 23, 2020)

Offering a collective, community-wide commitment to action, Rochester Nonprofit Consortium leads a Collaborative Response to Racial Equity

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Beam connecting TBE with community resources (June 17, 2020)

Set up connections with Diversity Council's Community Mobilization Resources and allies

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City of Rochester, MN Response to #8cantwait (June 13, 2020)

 The City of Rochester Police Department shared information on how Rochester is currently meeting the #8cantwait.

 

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RNeighbbors (June 11, 2020)

Partnership with City of Rochester  

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A message from the Y to honor George Floyd's Memory (June 04, 2020)

OpenBeam is sharing the message from the Y's management team. A time to reflect.

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Rochester Downtown Alliance Downtown and Inteview Series (June 01, 2020)

(1) Downtown restaurants reopening and (2) Preparing to re-open and interviewing Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium about COVID. 

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DMC EDA Covid Recovery Actions (May 28, 2020)

COVID-19 Recovery Actions: (1) Presentation to DMCC board (2) Webinar COVID business restart discussion series

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