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Key DEI Events

 

This is a collection of what is deemed to be events having impacts on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  

 

See the Diversity Beam for notable DEI projects. 

 

Start Date Title Description Tags
Feb 17, 2024 10:30 AM Black History Month - The Arts, Virtual Story Time Bring your kiddos and virtually join us for fun and empowering stories of Black Artists. ('arts', 'diversity', 'Culture', 'key', 'NAACP')
Feb 14, 2024 12:00 PM DMC: Feb 2024 Equity Alliance-Equity Series What can Rochester's local Black history teach us about how to center equity and racial justice today? What role does history play in how we understand and confront current issues of equity? Andre Crockett Sr. and Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara explore lessons from the new traveling exhibit Still We Rise: Rochester's Black Legacy. The exhibit is a showcase of the key leaders and events that have shaped the local community and its history. ('DMC', 'Diversity', 'Housing', 'key', 'CMRC')
Jan 10, 2024 12:00 PM DMC: January 2024 Equity Alliance-Equity Series 1. An overview of the City of Rochester’s and Destination Medical Center's adopted targeted business and workforce participation goals for 2024; 2. Equity in the Built Environment Program ('DMC', 'Diversity', 'Housing', 'key', 'CMRC')
Dec 09, 2023 11:30 AM Journie: Graduation Class of Fall 2023 We have reached a milestone in our journey 🎓 RSVP to join us: journieproject@gmail.com. Our youth who suffer trauma in various ways have successfully completed the 8 Steps to Promotion Workshop. The workshop is an 8 week program that focuses on life skills. Despite the challenges they continue to face at home and in society they continued dedicating their time to personal growth. Because of that, we want to acknowledge their hard work and efforts by giving them memorable experiences outside of their local neighborhoods to expand their creative conscience. An investment in our youth is an investment in our future. Help us celebrate our local future leaders. Support our graduate field trip by donating to our GiveMN fundraiser link in our bio. This program is made possible by our amazing sponsors at @uwolmsted @125livemn ('youth', 'Education', 'diversity', 'key')
Nov 22, 2023 12:00 PM DMC: November Equity Alliance-Equity Series Garfield Bowen Vice President of Social & Environmental Justice, 3M ('DMC', 'Diversity', 'Housing', 'key', 'CMRC')
Nov 11, 2023 04:30 PM ICAM: DIWALI CULTURAL EVENT Indian Cultural Association of Minnesota (ICAM), with the support of the Hindu Samaj Temple, will be organizing in person Diwali cultural event this year. This vibrant affair combines Music, Dance, and other attractions that have come to be intrinsically associated with Diwali. ('Diversity', 'Culture', 'openbeam', 'key', 'CMRC')
Oct 28, 2023 11:00 AM Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage: Rochester Listening Session Discuss the State of Black and African Communities in Rochester. Open to the Public ('Diversity', 'cmrc', 'governance')
Oct 25, 2023 12:00 PM DMC: October Equity Alliance-Equity Series Data-informed tools to drive racial equity and inclusion within organizations: the Racial Equity Dividends Indices ('DMC', 'Diversity', 'Housing', 'key', 'CMRC')
Sep 27, 2023 12:00 PM DMC: September Equity Alliance-Equity Series Enhancing equitable housing opportunities through community initiatives and collaboration by JoMarie Leth Morris Executive Director, Coalition for Rochester Area Housing ('DMC', 'Diversity', 'Housing', 'key', 'CMRC')
Sep 16, 2023 05:00 PM C.E.R.T. 2nd Annual Gala A Night of Soulful Jazz ('public safety', 'Diversity', 'cmrc', 'civic engagement')
Sep 16, 2023 12:00 PM Latino Fest 2023 Saturday, September 16: Latino Fest – Join the Alliance of Chicanos, Hispano, and Latino Americans (ACHLA) on September 16th from 12pm-10pm for art, food, music and community coming together in a dazzling celebration! Experience the richness of Latin culture inside the historic Chateau Theatre and out at the vibrant Peace Plaza. Let's dance, enjoy and come together for an unforgettable day of unity and fun! There is no cost for this event. ('culture', 'Diversity', 'cmrc', 'community')
Aug 23, 2023 12:00 PM August 2023 DMC: Let’s Spill the T.E.A. How Transformative Equity Analysis can unveil critical insights and elevate organizational efficacy. ('DMC', 'Diversity', 'CMRC', 'key')
Jul 26, 2023 12:00 PM DMC: July 2023 Equity Series Community Wealth Building Community Wealth Building (CWB) is an exciting new model and practice of economic development that is fast growing within the United States as well as many places across the world. CWB focuses on rewiring wealth and investment flows to build an economy that is inclusive, resilient, and equitable by design. ('DMC', 'Diversity', 'key')
Jul 21, 2023 10:00 PM July Bi-Monthly Community Co-Design Meeting (By Invitation) This meeting will provide you an opportunity to engage in community discussions around co-design by exploring the following topics: 1. Provide co-design training updates. 2. Increase awareness of community projects that utilizes co-design. 3. Identify co-design collaboration opportunities in the Rochester community. 4. Exploring opportunities to expand awareness and usage of co-design beyond Rochester, MN. ('DMC', 'diversity', 'openbeam', 'key', 'co-design')
Jun 09, 2023 10:00 AM June 2023 Rochester Area Foundation: Summer DEI Practitioner Convening and Luncheon (By Invitation) RAF’s DEI Committee has committed to supporting area DEI practitioners by providing space where relationships can be strengthened, wisdom can be shared, opportunities to collaborate and maximize limited resources can be identified, and current and new DEI efforts can be built, improved, and promoted. Summary report of work. ('RAF', 'Diversity', 'openbeam', 'key')
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Two types of event information being shared in the following:

1. A list of Beam aware upcoming community events of all types. 

2. A list of noteworthy past events that have one or more of the following contents: presentation slides, video recordings as well as takeaways. 

Upcoming Events
Open Beam Presentation to Luther College Lectures: The Mutable City Feb 27, 2024 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM — Zumbro Lutheran Church in the Fireside room.
Photovoice Photography Mar 05, 2024 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM — St Mary's University, Rochester, MN
March 6, 2024: RAEDI Annual Meeting Mar 06, 2024 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM — Rochester International Event Center
United Way of Olmsted County: Community Involvement Session Mar 07, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Rochester Area Foundation
March 2024 Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP) Meeting Mar 14, 2024 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM — Virtual
MPR Rochester RDAC Spring 2024 Meeting Mar 28, 2024 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Stories Embracing Inclusion with Compassion Apr 11, 2024 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM — Rochester Area Foundation
Upcoming events…
Community News

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February 24, 2024: 2024 The Year of Respect

Promotion Post Bulletin Wraps 

Actionable Steps

Quotes from BIPOC voices

 



February 19, 2024: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Due March 5, 2024 Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeking applications for Early Literacy Grants



February 12, 2024: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

Feb 1, 2024 DMCC Board Meeting

Private investment metrics



February 07, 2024: BioRochester and MedHub 3.0

DMCC Board Updates:

1. Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting: Video Clip of Discussion at Feb 1 2024 DMCC Board - DMC part of MedTech 3.0; Memo to DMCC

2. Nov. 2023 Video Clip of Discussion at DMCC Board Meeting about MN MedTech 3.0 Description and Webinar

References: US DEA Tech Hub Awardees 



February 03, 2024: Jeremiah Program

2024 Fundraising : Chocolate for a Cause! Get your chocolate bar for a chance to win one of five golden tickets! Order yours today Scan the QR Code or click here: LINK

2018 Information presented to December 18, 2018 HRA.



February 03, 2024: Mayo Clinic Bold Forward Unbound

Bold Forward Announcements

Video Mayo CEO

Mayo News June 2023

Related News: Community Reactions ; City of Rochester Support of Bold (2/1/2024)



February 01, 2024: Housing Alliance Coalition

Get paid while helping others achieve their homeownership goals!

Referencing BIPOC Homeownership Co-design Report

 



February 01, 2024: E1 Entrepreneurs 1st SE MN

The Ignite Cup is a startup competition to connect and grow our entrepreneurial ecosystem. The winner of our pitch competition will be a guaranteed semi-finalist at the MN Cup.



February 01, 2024: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization

1Q 2024:

Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

 



January 30, 2024: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

1. The state of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) program offers grants to help train or retrain your workforce. We've helped train thousands of workers in the state.

2/ New Minnesota Fund Reimburses Employers for Costs of Reasonable Accommodations



January 29, 2024: NAACP, Rochester Chapter

(1) 2024 Black History Month Press Release

(2) 2023 Black History Month Press Release

(3) 2022 Black History Month Press Release;

(4) 2021 Black History Month Press Release  



January 26, 2024: State of Minnesota

Office Of Higher Education: Grant funds to support formerly incarcerated students in postsecondary education. 

Department of Human Services: Community Engagement Hub



January 26, 2024: United Way of Olmsted County

FoodSecurity noun “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways” (USDA).



January 25, 2024: City of Rochester, MN

Two parttime roles

Community Connector – Somali Speaking

Community Connector – Spanish Speaking

 



January 19, 2024: Minnesota Department of Health

January 2024 Request for Proposal: Improve child development outcomes related to the well-being of children of color and Indigenous children from prenatal to grade three and their families. Reduce racial disparities in children’s health and development from prenatal to grade three. Promote racial and geographic equity.

MDH Job Opportunities



January 18, 2024: 2024 The Year of Respect

January 19, 2024 Kick Off

Dec 19, 2023 Planning Sessions

Dec 12, 2023 Introduction  

References: Community of Respect Tools

  • Conversation Starters
  • Encouragement Tips
  • MPR Talking Sense Program and App

 

 PB Reporting



January 18, 2024: ACT-SO Olympics of the Mind

Empowering Minds, Inspiring Change: Rochester Branch of the NAACP Unveils ACT-SO, Olympics of the Mind, with a Boost from $75k Mayo Clinic Commitment Against Racism 2023 Grant!

Press Release 

Admin Message



January 13, 2024: Community Health Assessment Process

Notice of Intent to Publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity for Clinical-Community Linkages to Address Unmet Social Needs and Adverse Social Determinants of Health to Advance Health Equity among Populations Experiencing Health Disparities (R01)



January 10, 2024: Equity in the Built Environment (Bloomberg)

1. PB Reporting Empowering 11th-grade students

2. Trade Readiness: Message from program manager and program flyers; Trades Readiness Certificate program

3. Video recording at Jan 10. 2024 Equity Alliance Talk 

4. Star Tribune Feb 17, 2024 Reporting



December 21, 2023: SE Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Dec 2023 SE SBDC Partners with ACHLA

April 2022 SE MN SBDC moved from RCTC to be under RAEDI.