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Human Libray of Southeaster Minnesota

The Human Library, an initiative developed by the World Culture Center in Denmark, allows people and organizations to check out human "books" for a unique learning experience. If you want to know what it's like to be, say, a single mother, a homeless person, a refugee, or a gay man, you check one out of the library and they share their personal story and answer your questions.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Available Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Arts & Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Health

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: Dee Salbo ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Diversity Council

Known/Likely Collaborators: Diversity Council ; Rochester Community & Technical College ; Rochester Public Library ; United Way of Olmsted County

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

OpenBeam Activating Technologies Project ; Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC)

 

 

 

Key Status Reports


Next Human Library Events   Date: 2019/06/23  

The next  Library event will be at the Rochester Public  Library  on Thursday, August 22, 2019.  The event will run from 6:00 - 8:30.  We will need 4 team members to help set up for the event from 5-6 and then at least 8 to keep the event running smoothly



Project Status/News

June 23, 2019: Next Human Library Events

The next  Library event will be at the Rochester Public  Library  on Thursday, August 22, 2019.  The event will run from 6:00 - 8:30.  We will need 4 team members to help set up for the event from 5-6 and then at least 8 to keep the event running smoothly

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Related PlanScape Status

Arts & Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Health  

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

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

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May 28, 2020: Beam connecting TBE with community resources

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

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May 18, 2020: Collaboration with the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans

This storytelling project with CAPM will feature Minnesota Cambodian community leaders in a series of video shorts.

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May 12, 2020: Diversity Council Newsletters with COVID-19 Info

In light of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email info@diversitycouncil.org and we will do our best to increase awareness.

If you have needs to express as an individual or member of a particular community, please reach out to info@diversitycouncil.org. Diversity Council is willing and happy to hear your concerns and connect you with the correct resources.

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April 22, 2020: TPT Census 2020 Videos In Multiple Languages

TPT videos to help dispel myths about the census and to help the community see why filling out the census is critical we have created videos in Somali, Hmong, Spanish, and English. 

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April 22, 2020: The Resilience of the Nonprofit Sector Shines Through

This time of uncertainty has pushed nonprofit organizations to tap into their creativity and come up with inventive ways to engage and serve their communities. At the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, community is our compass, so we are inspired to see the community-led ingenuity of the nonprofit sector during this pandemic.

Below are several nonprofits we fund that are offering resources and virtual programming during Minnesota’s mandated stay at home order:

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April 17, 2020: Request for Services: Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications

4/17/2020 Updates 

Request for Services: Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications

4/10/2020 Updates Include:

  • Status of COVID-19
  • Extended Stay at Homer Order
  • Work protections
  • Making Recommendations in Childcare
  • Funding Grants
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April 16, 2020: Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity

Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity and The ‘United We Stand’ Small Business Microgrant Fund aims to provide emergency cash assistance for brick and mortar businesses.

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April 14, 2020: Spring 2020 issue of Nonprofit News

As the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) works to provide all nonprofit organizations, leaders, and workers access to valuable information during the challenging early weeks of COVID-19, we are happy to share the Spring 2020 issue of Nonprofit News with MCN members and nonmembers alike in a convenient digital format.

 

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April 14, 2020: Help us thank our local heroes!

In this time of a public health crisis when most of us can retreat into the safety of our homes during the shelter-in-place order, brave health care workers step up, risk exposure to COVID-19, and care for the sick. Rochester Art Center and the community of local artists want to recognize and thank them for their bravery. Twenty local artists will create portraits of twenty health care workers who put their lives at risk for the greater health of us all. These portraits will be displayed in an exhibition upon the reopening of the Rochester Art Center. Accompanying each portrait will be a story about each of them. This project is designed to honor our community’s heroes by sharing their stories through art. 

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April 10, 2020: Community Face Masks Collection

As the demands from our non-medical essential service staff and volunteers continue to increase, government and healthcare partners have come together to help collect and distribute masks to organizations in need.

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April 10, 2020: Updates from the Governor

Updates from the Governor

Like many Minnesotans, Governor Walz will observe the holidays with his family this weekend. Our thoughts are with Minnesotans across faith communities who would typically be spending upcoming religious holidays with extended family and friends. We ask Minnesotans to remember that as hard as social distancing is during this season, it’s still important and will help ensure our neighbors and loved ones stay safe

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Last modified by allnode on 2019/02/23
Created by allnode on 2016/05/01

 

 

 

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Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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