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Telegraph Herald: Inclusive Dubuque plans ‘community dialogue’ sessions

BY: BEN JACOBSON A community wide diversity initiative will kick off an equity analysis next month to establish a baseline of the area’s strengths and weaknesses related to inclusivity. Inclusive Dubuque will host three “community dialogue” sessions in February to discuss equity issues related to residents’ economic well-being, as well as issues related to the […]

Inclusive Dubuque Launches Equity Profile Project

Is Dubuque an equitable community? This is the question that Inclusive Dubuque hopes to provide some insight to through the facilitation of a community equity profile. Inclusive Dubuque is a local network of 36 businesses and organizations all committed to a common cause: a community where all people feel respected, valued and engaged. Network partners […]

Is Dubuque an Equitable Community? 

Inclusive Dubuque defines a community as equitable when all residents, regardless of their race/ethnicity/nationality, neighborhood of residence, or other characteristic, are able to fully participate in the community’s economic and cultural success, and are able to connect with its assets and resources. To determine if the Dubuque community is equitable, we first need to understand […]

12.13.14 A Day of Remembrance 

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 […]

Christmas Party Builds Ties with Neighbors


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.

Telegraph Herald: Our Opinion: Next Ferguson? Dubuque Taking Preventative Steps


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.