Inclusive Dubuque has formed sector groups to understand and tackle equity-related challenges in education, neighborhoods and arts and culture. Community members have joined these groups and meet monthly to identify priorities, measurable indicators and partners and programs that can be engaged to affect change. These groups are addressing new challenges and bringing a racial/social equity lens to existing programs and efforts in each of those three areas.
Sector groups are open to anyone who is interested. We are using a community- involvement strategy called Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD). This strategy is founded on the belief that everyone has gifts, everyone has something to contribute, and everyone cares deeply about something, which motivates him or her to act. This inclusive process helps us bring together Dubuque’s many great programs and resources as we move toward a more equitable and inclusive community.
If you see a topic you are passionate about and would like to join a group or learn more about this work, contact Clara Lopez Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563.588.2700.