• Hispanic Heritage Month: Opportunities for Learning

    Posted on September 23, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.  It’s a good time to learn more about the Hispanic population in our area and our country, and to learn from events organized by UW-L and Viterbo. Did you know that the Latino/a/Hispanic community La Crosse is very diverse?  Only about 1/3 were born outside the U.S., […]

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  • Immigrants and Immigration in Our Area: Creating Awareness and Advancing Community Conversations

    Posted on September 23, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    The Diversity Council is proud to be part of a the vibrant range of conversations and initiatives in the La Crosse area aimed at creating a more welcoming environment for immigrants, who come to the La Crosse area from around the world. La Crosse has an active Immigration Task Force and a Centro Latino.  And […]

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  • Juneteenth Celebration in La Crosse on June 19

    Posted on June 8, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    Join the community celebration of Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States on June 19. The event has been organized by Cecil Adams and the African-American Mutual Assistance Network, and is the second annual Juneteenth in La Crosse.   The day’s events include participation by the La Crosse Police Department and the La […]

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  • La Crosse Human Rights Commission to Hold Listening Session on Latino Concerns

    Posted on June 8, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    On June 16th, the City of La Crosse Human Rights Commission will hold a community listening session focusing on barriers and discrimination faced by Latinos in the La Crosse community. The event will be held at the Greater River Vineyard Church, 114 6th St. N., between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. […]

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  • Religious Diversity in the Workplace: Continuing the Conversation

    Posted on June 8, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

      We had a good turnout, and great conversation, on the topic of religious diversity in the workplace for our May Lunch and Learn. In addition to the legal issues around accommodating and avoiding discrimination on the basis of religious diversity, our speakers reminded us to consider the interpersonal dimensions of religious diversity, and the […]

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  • Inclusive Workplaces for People with Disabilities: Continuing the Conversation

    Posted on April 19, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    We hope that our March Lunch & Learn presentation by Chris Finn, “Creating a Culture of Achievement and Empowerment,” helped launch new conversations in your workplace about building on the strengths of people with disabilities in our workplaces. To continue these conversations more broadly, here are some take-aways from Chris’s presentation, and some best practice […]

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  • A Good Time To Reflect on Your Recruitment and Retention Practices

    Posted on April 14, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    The La Crosse Area employers are facing some interesting circumstances.  We are competing for talent with larger cities at a moment when unemployment is low, and many baby boomers will be retiring in the next several years.  The need–and opportunity–to recruit and retain a diverse and dynamic workforce are as important as ever. Last month, […]

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  • Lunch and Learn: Creating a Culture of Empowerment and Achievement in the Workplace

    Posted on February 2, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    On March 9, UW-La Crosse graduate Chris Finn will deliver the Council’s first Lunch and Learn presentation of 2016.  Driven to achieve his childhood dreams while living with quadriplegia, Chris Finn is a three-time World Champion as the former head coach of the US National Power Soccer Team.  He speaks around the country on success […]

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  • February is Black History Month: How Will You Celebrate? How Will You Advocate?

    Posted on February 2, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    Black History Month promises to start more conversations than usual this year. The Black Lives Matter movement is making national headlines, overt racism is on the rise throughout the country in the form of hate incidents against people of color and divisive political rhetoric. So it’s especially important that we have these conversations in Wisconsin, […]

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  • Council Welcomes New Intern and Community Volunteer

    Posted on January 28, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    We are delighted to enrich the work of the Diversity Council with the work and ideas of two young people who have a passion for diversity and inclusion, our first intern, Morgan Kolinski, and Kassie Dorman, who reached out, after attending our annual conference, to ask if she could volunteer her time for the Council. […]

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