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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. […]

Welcome Katrina Farren-Eller to the Inclusive Dubuque Team

Today marks the end of my second week as coordinator at Inclusive Dubuque. It’s been a delightful, amazing, intense, educational, and, just a couple of times, overwhelming experience. As I sat in meetings and listened to the insightful and interesting conversations, I was struck by the many different reasons people are sitting at the inclusion […]

Telegraph Herald: Inclusive Dubuque plans ‘community dialogue’ sessions

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 […]

Inclusive Dubuque Launches Equity Profile Project

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 […]