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.
BY BEN JACOBSON, TH STAFF WRITER
Ray Owensby of 4 The People, Inc., discusses the need for everyone in the community to support efforts to empower at – risk youth and young men of color.
Introducing Inclusive Dubuque, a local initiative focused on creating a vibrant and welcoming community.