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Organization: Voices for Racial Justice

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit ; Collective

Organization Mission: As Minnesota changes demographically, the urgency for true racial equity is greater than ever. Voices for Racial Justice works statewide – because communities of color and American Indian communities live throughout Minnesota – to break down the systemic barriers that limit access to opportunities and equitable outcomes. We believe that: Structural change is necessary. Ending the racial disparities in criminal justice, education, housing, and employment requires addressing institutional and structural barriers. Outcomes are important. Colorblind policymaking will not end disparities. Instead, we must be intentional about examining the racial equity impact of practices and policies. Our voices matter. Too often, the experience and perspective of those communities most affected by disparities are not part of the policy change process. Our communities should not only be at the table, but also leading the way.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Civic Engagement, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Housing
February 17, 2019: Education, Health and Recreation Space (DMC UMR/Rec sub-district) 2019 DMCC

The DMC EDA, City of Rochester and UMR will begin discussions about future sub-district development. 

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February 15, 2019: Councilman Michael Wojcik Comments to DMC pertaining to Affordable Housing

Here are 6 comments / Suggestions that that Councilman Wojcik sent do the DMC EDA and Board pertaining to how DMC can have a positive impact on the affordability of housing in the district and beyond.

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February 08, 2019: Bloom Reconsiders Second Phases of Riverfront Project

"Bloom International Realty may be rethinking plans to build the second phase of its $230 million riverfront development in downtown Rochester.

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February 02, 2019: History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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January 28, 2019: Race Exhibit Returns to Rochester

Updates from Tony Williams, Science Museum of Minnesota

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January 17, 2019: Affordable Housing Proposal

The City of Rochester is looking to have up to 10 floors of housing constructed on top of a brand new 650 unit parking ramp.

This is in both a targeted census tract, an opportunity zone and a couple blocks from the Mayo Clinic. The city spent an addition $500k to ensure footings could serve up to 10 addition levels of housing.

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January 14, 2019: Rochester Area Volunteer Meeting Calendar

2019 Meeting Calendar and List of agencies participated in April 12, 2018 Community Volunteer Fair.

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January 14, 2019: City of Rochester Vision, Principles and Priorities

City Council COW was shown this Rochester Vision Document. 

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December 19, 2018: CHNA Meeting and News

December 13, 2018 CHNA meeting minutes. 

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December 11, 2018: Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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December 09, 2018: Collective Impact Model to enable Housing Coalition

11/13/2018 Housing Coalition meeting starting a series of conversations regarding the future and role of the housing alliance in our community.  To start these conversations, Elaine Case will be presenting on the Community Impact model.

 

 

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Impacts

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PlanScape

Lvl 1: Civic Engagement ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Housing

Lvl 2: African American

DMC Impact: Health & Wellness

Community Health Impact area: Financial Stress/Homelessness

 

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  • 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.

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  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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