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The Network at Work: Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Peer-Learning Council finished the fourth session of Best Practices: “Organizations and Culture.” Participants took a deep dive into implicit and explicit bias and learned how to utilize the D.I.E. model: Describe, Interpret and Evaluate. Understanding these concepts will help us recognize more clearly how our perceptions can be barriers to both ourselves and also […]

I’m a Dubuquer Podcast Series: Farris

Hi, my name is Farris Muhammed. I have a PhD in Education Administration and Policy and have been in Dubuque for two years. Here in Dubuque, I appreciate people’s willingness to engage. A lot of people sacrifice a lot and are involved in a lot of ways, even outside of their professional realm. I’m very […]

‘To talk about DACA, I must talk about families, parents, and supporters.’

To talk about Dreamers, to talk about DACA, I must talk about their families, parents, and supporters. To talk about Dreamers is to talk about butterflies…that migrate in groups…that represent beauty and fluidity that I hope each of us can be more like when we talk about DACA, Dreamers, and their families and supporters. In […]


Not too long ago, I participated in the I’m a Dubuquer campaign–some of Y’all may have heard of it. If you haven’t, go check out! This project was a joint effort by the Telegraph Herald and Inclusive Dubuque to share what our city looks like; I have been pretty impressed with this initiative so far. […]

Could You Survive One Month Living in Poverty?

It is difficult for those of us who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day—the decisions they have to make, and the fears and frustrations they feel. We invite you to walk a mile in the shoes of those facing poverty by participating in the Community Action […]

One Voice of Many

November has always brought comfort and joy to my heart: the fall breeze, the colorful foliage, and the smell of damp air warning for a long winter to come. It’s always been a month of celebration as well. My husband and I both have November birthdays, and so do my brother and my sister in […]