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Inclusive Dubuque Partners with National Storytelling Initiative to Highlight Marshallese Individual in Dubuque

The Inclusive Dubuque Network recently collaborated with Clarke University social work student Suzie Stroud to bring a national storytelling initiative, the Facing Project, to Dubuque. The Facing Project is a national nonprofit organization connecting communities through storytelling. After learning about the Marshallese population in Dubuque through one of her classes, Stroud thought the Facing Project […]

Inclusive Dubuque Network to Host a Series of Community Conversations

The Inclusive Dubuque Network is planning a series of Community Conversations to provide residents a safe space to discuss creating a community where everyone is respected, valued and treated fairly. More than 70 community members attended the Network’s first conversation in December 2016. “December’s meeting gave people a chance to test the waters, and I […]

Inclusive Dubuque ramping up efforts

BY: THOMAS J. BARTON From poverty simulations to a response plan to future hate crimes, efforts to make Dubuque more equitable and welcoming have started to ramp up. Disturbed by the tenor in this year’s presidential election and reports of post-election bullying and harassment, Inclusive Dubuque network partners have seen growing support for the communitywide […]

Telegraph Herald: Dubuque LGBTQ panel focuses on identity’s impact in the workplace

BY: JEFF MONTGOMERY  About three years ago, Gary Churnovic moved from the Chicago area and began working in Dubuque. It didn’t take him long to determine diversity isn’t exactly in Dubuque’s DNA. “It is very homogenous,” Churnovic said, recalling his initial impression of the city. “There isn’t a lot of inherent diversity built in here. […]