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Social Justice Coalition

Explore to build a coalition of organizations with shared intention to advance the rights of all individuals in the region, convening around the desire to build awareness and collaboration,improve responsiveness, and help one another thrive.

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Project Information

About the project

Impacts: 

Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Workforce Development    

Project Phase: 

Concept

Collaborators

Contact: Dee Sabol ; Email: dees@diversitycouncil.org ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Diversity Council

Collaborators: Communities United for Rochester Empowerment (CURE) ; Diversity Council ; First Unitarian Universalist Church (Racial Justice Task Group) ; Rochester for Justice ; Sierra Club, North Star Chapter

Related Projects

Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) ; EquityLogic (Becoming the Solution) ; First Avenue Flats ; In City for Good (In the Shadow of Growth) ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; WSU: Multicultural Education Certificate ; Youth Mediation in Rochester Public Schools

 

Detailed Description

 

 

Status/News

November 21, 2015 openBEAM.net: Re-construct the Olmsted County 21st Century Community Strategic Plan for Diversity in digital form

I came to learn about that once upon a time in Olmsted County there was a 21st Century Partnership of Olmsted County and its work in the early 2000's of developing a Community Strategic Plan for Diversity. There are a lot of great ideas contained in the report; some of which could address the current climate of racial and religious conflicts. I am still hoping to find a softcopy of the report. Though it's supposed to be on Olmsted County website, it is no longer there. Wouldn't it be worth-while to review the report and the programs and to assess its effectiveness and adoption?

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Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Workforce Development  

March 20, 2019: OpenBeam: A "For Purpose" Enterprise

Founding Members' Understanding and Agreement signed by Erik and Al. 

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March 13, 2019: Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities (SEMLM)

State lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are pushing to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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March 06, 2019: Isaiah News

Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings: Recap of 3/3 and Onto 3/31

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March 05, 2019: Alternative Learning Center - A Success Story (We want you back)

A success story about ALC.  "We want you back" on YouTube. A Hmong student's high school graduation journey after quitting school to work to help support his family at the age of 16.

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February 23, 2019: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

2019-02-23 2018-2019 Report presented to RPS school board and comparison with 2018 reporting. 

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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 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 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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January 12, 2019: Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity Enterprise

OpenBeam (being evolved by Al Lun and Erik Lundquist) is exploring to use the PowerShift extension of Holacracy to build out a for-purpose organization that features radically transparent organizational structure designed to be devoid of traditional territorial, ego-centric, command-and-control bureaucratic structure. 

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Last modified by allnode on 2018/04/16
Created by support on 2015/11/17

Site Information
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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