Reframing History: Columbus Day Or Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

On Monday in the nation’s capital this week, there is no Columbus Day. The D.C. Council voted to replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in a temporary move that it hopes to make permanent. Here in the Midwest, Dubuque joins a growing list of municipalities across the United States who have also made the switch in a […]

He, She, They: Workplaces Adjust As Gender Identity Norms Change

NPR Morning Edition “More workplaces are adapting to an increasing number of people openly identifying as gender nonbinary — that is, they don’t consider themselves categorically male or female and favor gender-neutral pronouns like “they,” instead of “he” or “she.” Some employers are including those preferences on email signatures and name tags. But workers and […]

Diversity Straight Up: Moving past the low hanging fruit of color and gender in Northeast Iowa

Corridor Business Journal Where do diversity, equity, and inclusion sit in workplace culture? What are the challenges with being real and authentic when living in Iowa and talking about race? Why might those who don’t consider themselves diverse become defensive?  Listen as Hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Corridor Business Journal Editor Adam […]

Why diversity goes beyond a chief diversity and inclusion officer.

What challenges do chief diversity and inclusion officers face in driving change in the workplace? Against rising business profit, chief executives are finding increasing attention being paid to diversity and inclusion, so much so that it has monopolized the CEO’s meeting agenda, and taken over chief executives’ attention. But what is the Chief Diversity Officer […]

Jackson: Does inclusion include you?

Telegraph Herald News Board By Miquel Jackson Human Rights Commission When the question is asked, “Why is the Race in the Heartland conference important?” the answer is simple. We as a society must be responsible for understanding our own biases and the biases of those before us, which have led us to develop some of […]

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque receives $250,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) has received a $250,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to advance equity and inclusion. Funds will increase CFGD’s capacity to further develop the equity and inclusion framework, hire equity experts for trainings, speaker series and coaching for business leaders and 20 nonprofits to deepen the work from conversation […]

The D.I.E. is Cast

We often respond to people or situations with which we are least familiar with our most subjective evaluations, projecting our judgments onto what we think we see (or hear or feel or otherwise perceive). This kind of projection is especially risky when people from a similar background (regional, national, ethnic, generational, etc.) share their reactions […]