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Human Libray of Southeaster Minnesota

The Human Library, an initiative developed by the World Culture Center in Denmark, allows people and organizations to check out human "books" for a unique learning experience. If you want to know what it's like to be, say, a single mother, a homeless person, a refugee, or a gay man, you check one out of the library and they share their personal story and answer your questions.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Available Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Arts & Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Health

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: Dee Salbo ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Diversity Council

Known/Likely Collaborators: Diversity Council ; Rochester Community & Technical College ; Rochester Public Library ; United Way of Olmsted County

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

OpenBeam Activating Technologies Project ; Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC)

 

 

 

Key Status Reports


Key Status Reports


Next Human Library Events   Date: 2019/06/23  

The next  Library event will be at the Rochester Public  Library  on Thursday, August 22, 2019.  The event will run from 6:00 - 8:30.  We will need 4 team members to help set up for the event from 5-6 and then at least 8 to keep the event running smoothly



Key Status Reports


Next Human Library Events   Date: 2019/06/23  

The next  Library event will be at the Rochester Public  Library  on Thursday, August 22, 2019.  The event will run from 6:00 - 8:30.  We will need 4 team members to help set up for the event from 5-6 and then at least 8 to keep the event running smoothly


 

All Reports


June 23, 2019: Next Human Library Events

The next  Library event will be at the Rochester Public  Library  on Thursday, August 22, 2019.  The event will run from 6:00 - 8:30.  We will need 4 team members to help set up for the event from 5-6 and then at least 8 to keep the event running smoothly

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Related PlanScape Status

Arts & Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Health  

September 22, 2020: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Major Milestone

(1) City Council approved ICI Resolution (2) City Council Study Session on ICI Index  

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September 20, 2020: Collider Foundation

Collider is Seeking Passionate Individuals for Three Contract Ecosystem Navigator Positions

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August 30, 2020: SE MN Together: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SE Minnesota

Convening conversation on how our region can work together to be a welcoming region. 

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August 26, 2020: Help Needed - Diversity Council of Rochester

Diversity Council is looking for members to join its team: (1) Facilitators (2) Curriculum Development & Delivery Manager

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August 25, 2020: United Way Funding Opportunities— (1) Early Success (2) Build Back Better

United Way of Olmsted County is seeking proposals: (1) programs that provide high quality childcare or early childhood education and (2) proposal to "build back better". 

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August 24, 2020: Diversity Council

Diversity Council is coordinating an ask to the City of Rochester for Conservation Funds.  

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August 23, 2020: Youth & Whole Families August 2020 Status

 Triton Public School District partnership with Diversity Council on equity initiative for student success. 

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August 20, 2020: Another Milestone with ICI

   The City of Rochester, in partnership with the Diversity Council and others, announced the release of the draft Intercultural Cities Initiative program index report and an upcoming virtual site visit. 

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August 06, 2020: Spring, Summer 2020 issues of Nonprofit News

 As the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) works to provide all nonprofit organizations, leaders, and workers access to valuable information during the challenging early weeks of COVID-19, we are happy to share the Spring 2020 issue of Nonprofit News with MCN members and nonmembers alike in a convenient digital format.

 

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August 04, 2020: Mayo Clinic

Masks for Coronavirus: What are your thoughts?

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August 01, 2020: IMAA and LAOC

 Free legal Clinic offered by LACOC at IMAA. 

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July 28, 2020: Coalition of Asian-American Leaders (CAAL)

Newsletter: need for data disaggregation on Asian CORID impact metrics.

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Last modified by allnode on 2019/02/23
Created by allnode on 2016/05/01

 

 

 

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Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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