Impact vs. Intent

The Inclusive Dubuque Network recently created a poster with a message of being welcoming and inclusive of everyone in our community in the hopes that we would see these posters in storefronts, businesses, homes, and more. We thought we’d use a quote that business leaders would recognize in order to make them feel more comfortable […]

We Welcome Everyone Posters

The Inclusive Dubuque Network recently created this poster to distribute throughout the community. We have seen versions of this concept around the country lately, all with a message of being welcoming and inclusive of everyone. We would love to see these posters out in storefronts, businesses, homes, and more. The message is really about letting […]

Inclusive Dubuque Network to Host a Series of Community Conversations

The Inclusive Dubuque Network is planning a series of Community Conversations to provide residents a safe space to discuss creating a community where everyone is respected, valued and treated fairly. More than 70 community members attended the Network’s first conversation in December 2016. “December’s meeting gave people a chance to test the waters, and I […]

Embracing Fear to Make a Positive Impact

Regardless of our age, race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or political views, it is safe to say that our world appears to be changing, and quite quickly. From the millions of people who marched across the globe in support of women’s and human rights to those who gathered at airports in support […]

Inclusive Dubuque ramping up efforts

BY: THOMAS J. BARTON From poverty simulations to a response plan to future hate crimes, efforts to make Dubuque more equitable and welcoming have started to ramp up. Disturbed by the tenor in this year’s presidential election and reports of post-election bullying and harassment, Inclusive Dubuque network partners have seen growing support for the communitywide […]

Out of Many, One

My name is Sam Giere. I am a husband and father. I am a teacher. I am a middle-aged white man with Nordic roots. I am a Christian preacher. I volunteer with Dubuque Community School District. I am a bagpiper in the Dubuque Fire Pipes & Drums. I grew-up along the Canadian border in Minnesota. […]