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 […]
BY: BEN JACOBSON Inadequate mental health services for children was among the topics discussed Wednesday during a community dialogue session in Dubuque. Read full article
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
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
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 […]
BY ALICIA YAGER
Washington Neighborhood leaders hope a gathering Thursday was another step forward in strengthening relationships among residents.
Dozens of families met Santa and sang Christmas carols during the neighborhood’s annual holiday party at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ in Dubuque. The event attended by about 100 people featured a potluck, as well as arts and crafts for children.
While the party was intended as an enjoyable celebration, organizers also hoped to encourage more participation in neighborhood meetings.
BY THE TH MEDIA EDITORIAL BOARD
Whether or not they have said it aloud, many Dubuque-area residents probably have thought the same thing in the wake of events in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City: “That could happen in Dubuque.”
The assessment isn’t wrong. Ferguson and New York don’t particularly have much in common.
Citizens and civic leaders could sit back and worry and fret about what could happen. Or, they could be proactive. They could face racial concerns head-on and start the dialogue now — before there are ugly incidents, severed relationships or, worst of all, lives lost.
That’s exactly what Dubuque leaders are trying to do, and there is a role for everyone in this movement.