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Reframing History: Columbus Day Or Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

On Monday in the nation’s capital this week, there is no Columbus Day. The D.C. Council voted to replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in a temporary move that it hopes to make permanent. Here in the Midwest, Dubuque joins a growing list of municipalities across the United States who have also made the switch in a […]

Jackson: Does inclusion include you?

Telegraph Herald News Board By Miquel Jackson Human Rights Commission When the question is asked, “Why is the Race in the Heartland conference important?” the answer is simple. We as a society must be responsible for understanding our own biases and the biases of those before us, which have led us to develop some of […]

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque receives $250,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) has received a $250,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to advance equity and inclusion. Funds will increase CFGD’s capacity to further develop the equity and inclusion framework, hire equity experts for trainings, speaker series and coaching for business leaders and 20 nonprofits to deepen the work from conversation […]

Telegraph Herald: Inclusivity efforts paying dividends in Dubuque, official says

By: Thomas J. Barton Dubuque officials say they are hearing less “they” and more “we” amid growing support for efforts to tear down barriers within the community. City Council members met Monday for a work session to receive a quarterly update from Inclusive Dubuque. The network of more than 60 businesses, nonprofits and governmental partners […]

Our opinion: Widen definition of ‘Dubuquer’

Telegraph Herald Editorial Board Bob Dylan wasn’t kidding. The times, they really are a-changin’. If you grew up in Dubuque more than a couple decades ago, you’ve probably remarked about how your hometown has changed over the years. Most of it has been for the better when you consider riverfront development, a stronger and more diversified […]

Telegraph Herald: I’m a Dubuquer — and so are you

I’ve said it with pride all my life. “I’m a Dubuquer,” I’d say, when people ask me where I’m from or how I ended up here. By that, I meant that I grew up in Dubuque. Sure, we’ve all heard the newcomers’ lament that you have to be fourth-generation to really claim the title of Dubuquer. […]