BY: BEN JACOBSON Organizers believe a community-wide equity initiative could help address a looming workforce shortage, often cited by Dubuque business leaders as the primary hurdle to economic development. Read full article
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Susan Taylor is a family life specialist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Dubuque County. She can be reached at 563.583.6496 or at email@example.com. Iowa is a “greying” state with 41.2% of Dubuque County’s population age 45 and older, according to the 2000 census. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Dubuque County […]
Mishereen Ellis, director of multicultural student engagement at University of Dubuque February 9-13, 2015 will mark the third annual African Heritage Week at the University of Dubuque. The week-long cultural experience, sponsored by the University’s Office of Multicultural Student Engagement, will showcase the history, experiences, and culture throughout the African diaspora.
Eric Dregne, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Interest is growing in communities across the country to help our young men, particularly our young black men, to succeed. This is for good reason as minority males are more likely than their white counterparts not to read at grade level or graduate from high school on time. […]
BY: BEN JACOBSON A community wide diversity initiative will kick off an equity analysis next month to establish a baseline of the area’s strengths and weaknesses related to inclusivity. Inclusive Dubuque will host three “community dialogue” sessions in February to discuss equity issues related to residents’ economic well-being, as well as issues related to the […]
Is Dubuque an equitable community? This is the question that Inclusive Dubuque hopes to provide some insight to through the facilitation of a community equity profile. Inclusive Dubuque is a local network of 36 businesses and organizations all committed to a common cause: a community where all people feel respected, valued and engaged. Network partners […]
How can we make Dubuque a more inclusive and equitable community? That is the question local businesses and organizations sought to answer when they came together in October 2013 through the Inclusive Dubuque initiative. Read full article
By Zachary Roth – MSNBC
The ongoing rift between New York police officers and Mayor Bill de Blasion continues to roil the nation’s largest city. And nearly 1,000 miles away, last week saw more angry clashes between protesters and St. Louis police.
But away from the major hot-spots of tension, some police departments and law enforcement officials have more quietly taken a different approach. In Nashville, police have served protesters hot chocolate instead of arresting them. Pittsburgh’s police commissioner called for a dialogue on poverty and racial injustice. And in Richmond, California, the police chief even joined protesters on the barricades.
Inclusive Dubuque defines a community as equitable when all residents, regardless of their race/ethnicity/nationality, neighborhood of residence, or other characteristic, are able to fully participate in the community’s economic and cultural success, and are able to connect with its assets and resources. To determine if the Dubuque community is equitable, we first need to understand […]
Caitlin Daniels is an AmeriCorps, Grade-Level Reading Coordinator at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and Vice President of the Black Student Union at University of Dubuque The NAACP declared December 13, 2014 as a national “Day of Remembrance.” On this day, the Dubuque community joined the rest of the nation in solidarity and action […]