Author Archive | Eric Dregne

Election Results: No Excuse for Intolerance

No matter your political beliefs, this contentious election season has taken a toll on all of us. The last 18 months have exposed deep divisions in our country and have reminded us how important it is to remain committed to our work of creating an equitable and inclusive community where everyone has access to opportunity […]

Sharing Our Story in Oakland

A couple of weeks ago, I was honored to attend the Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) in Oakland, California, to speak about the work we are doing in Dubuque to advance equity and inclusion. NFG’s mission is to build capacity in philanthropy to advance social justice and community change. Throughout the conference, I was struck by […]

Celebrating Progress in the Inclusive Dubuque Network

A few days ago we sent out a survey to Inclusive Dubuque network members along with an example of how Dane County, WI, shares the work of partners in their community that are working on equity.  We are hoping to share your stories and celebrate the network’s progress in a similar way. Today there are […]

Planning for Equitable Communities

In cities across the country people are talking about how we can address racism and make our communities more equitable and inclusive. This week Ferguson, Missouri, released a report outlining recommendations for improving race relations in their community: Forward through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equity. The report was released by The Ferguson Commission, appointed by […]

A Letter to Fellow Mission Partners

Inclusive Dubuque Partners, As we follow the events in Ferguson, many of us involved in Inclusive Dubuque are asking questions and thinking about our own community. Last night, President Obama addressed the nation after it was announced that Darren Wilson would not be indicted. In his remarks, he talked about America’s long-standing struggle with race […]