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Introduction

We welcome community members and agencies to collaborate with us to advance our mission to educate people to embrace diversity as a foundation for a healthy, prosperous and inclusive community in civic, education and health equity areas.

Civic EquityEducational EquityHealth Equity
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. 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. All individuals can attain the highest level of wellbeing regardless of personal or social impediments. Health equity requires the social, economic, and environmental conditions that result in full access to opportunities that lead to healthy lives.

Diversity Council is collaborating formally and informally with a large number of organizations and projects that have positive impacts to diversity and inclusion progress. 

To cultivate and sustain stronger collaborations, we are formalizing the following relationship building process.


 Engagement Process


 

A.  Support or ally with an existing DC Program   

If you wish to explore helping us on one of our existing equity programs, please take the following steps:

1. Find out more about our program offerings. Our programs are designed to make impacts on one or more of the three equity areas: civic, education and health.  

2. If one of our programs inspire you to collaborate with us, review the engagement checklist for that program to determine how you or your organization may want to work with us. 

3. Formalize our relationship by signing the collaboration agreement

Please refer to this diagram for more info.

B. Non-DC Program Suggestion (New Program)

If you have an idea or a request to involve us in something that you have started.  Please take the following steps: 

1. Take a look at existing D/I projects in flight in our community. 

2. Describe the nature of your program concept and how it fits one or more of the three equity areas: civic, education and health. 

3. Describe what kind of support Diversity Council may help you on. 

Please refer to this diagram for more info.

 


 Collaboration Navigation Map


 

 The process is described diagrammatically per this ==> LINK.  

 

 

Diversity Council Mission Vision Goals

Our Mission

To educate people to embrace diversity as a foundation for building a healthy, inclusive and prosperous community.


Our Vision

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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History Center to present Traveling While Black (April 23, 2019)

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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Chateau Theater Request for Proposal (April 20, 2019)

3 proposals (Exhibits Development Group, Art Trust of Minnesota, Encourage Events Group) being considered as a result of RFP.  

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United Way Special Projects Team (April 16, 2019)

OVERALL OBJECTIVE: determine what forms of advocacy are most suitable to advance United Way’s vision and mission. 

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Pathway to Prosperity (April 12, 2019)

State lawmakers are being asked to provide $1 million in hopes of putting single parents and their children on a new path out of poverty this summer.

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OpenBeam April 2019 News (April 11, 2019)

Attended Sustainability's  Arrive Rochester meeting about ride sharing presentation. Learn more them and their positioning in DMC Transportation notion of Transit Management.  Added the Arrive Rochester organization to Community Beam registry. Rediscovered this letter to DMCC and now wondering if the consultant is being paid  400K per year. 

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Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan (April 08, 2019)

3rd Annual DMC Real Estate Development and Investment Summit

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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (April 07, 2019)

BRINGING OUR RESOURCES TO A SPROUT! EVENT NEAR YOU

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Journey to Growth Plan $25M loan fund (April 04, 2019)

PB: "As part of J2G, lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are seeking to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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