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Diversity Council Civic Equity Focus Area

Beam Project Type: Planning Project in Available Phase

Civic Equity is the realization of a society where all individuals receive equitable access to resources, protections, and opportunities. Each person enjoys: (a) equal treatment under law, both through law enforcement and the judicial system; (b) equitable access to and representation in the political process; and (c) equal opportunity to engage in the design of and benefit from inclusive public policy.

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Collaboration

Lead Organization: Diversity Council Board

Confirmed Collaborators: Diversity Council ; Rochester for Justice ; Third Judicial District - Equal Justice Committee

Potential Collaborators:

Detailed Description

The Diversity Council establishes and/or maintains relationships with crucial entities at the local, state, and regional level that impact its Civic Equity focus areas, and provides resources and activities for individual development and participation in thoughtful and deliberate civic action. Its activities include environmental scanning, assessment, interpretation, and implementation of actions related to civic participation and inclusive government.

 

 

Strategy

The Diversity Council establishes and/or maintains relationships with crucial entities at the local, state, and regional level that impact its Civil Equity focus areas, and provides resources and activities for individual development and participation in thoughtful and deliberate civic action. Its activities include environmental scanning, assessment, interpretation, and implementation of actions related to civic participation and inclusive government.  

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Caring Relationship ; Civic Engagement ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Legal Services ; Public Safety

Level 2:

DMC:

Community Health:

Results

1. Improved trust and understanding between citizens and law enforcement/judicial systems. 

2. More diverse leaders in the community.

3. Increased underrepresented populations with self-advocacy skills and an understanding of bias. 

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Caring Relationship, Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Legal Services, Public Safety

November 18, 2018: Age Friendly Community Survey

How well is Rochester meeting your needs as you age? A survey.

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November 17, 2018: Race Exhibit 2018

Reviving 2009 Race Exhibit in a condensed version.

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November 17, 2018: Kiwanis Club of Rochester 4Q 2018 Community Services

These are some of the volunteering activities that we participated in.

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October 30, 2018: Journey of Peace: Voice of Hope Keynote Speech

At the November 2018 JoP event, speech by Judge Kevin Lund that calls for in service of hope for those less fortunate that us. 

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October 16, 2018: Cradle to Career publishes community report

Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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September 27, 2018: Indian Health Service Career Positions

Indian health programs are seeking health care professionals who are passionate about practicing within a unique, interdisciplinary team-based environment and one that embraces its mission.

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September 18, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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September 16, 2018: Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts

RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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July 30, 2018: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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July 11, 2018: Prosperity Initiative

2018-07-011

Minority Business Conference hosted by SBDC, Diversity Council and Prosperity Initiative

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June 22, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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Last modified by support on 2018/10/14
Created by support on 2017/03/22

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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.

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  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.
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    demonstration
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