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 […]

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 […]

Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.

Starting Sunday, December 10, the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team published a seven-part series examining the city’s pervasive and persistent national image as a place unwelcoming to black people. The team attempts to answer an important question: Is this reputation still deserved? Read the series from the Boston Globe >

Telegraph Herald: Inclusivity efforts paying dividends in Dubuque, official says

By: Thomas J. Barton Dubuque officials say they are hearing less “they” and more “we” amid growing support for efforts to tear down barriers within the community. City Council members met Monday for a work session to receive a quarterly update from Inclusive Dubuque. The network of more than 60 businesses, nonprofits and governmental partners […]