• Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2017

    Posted on November 22, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    Mark your calendars for the 2017 annual MLK, Jr. Celebration at Viterbo, and consider nominating someone for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award.  Nucleus Johnson will speak on the topic, “Echoes of a King” on Jan. 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Viterbo’s Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. Nominations are currently being accepted […]

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  • Council Honors Dr. Bethany Brent, 7 Rivers Alliance Rising Star Award Recipient

    Posted on November 22, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    The Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council was delighted to nominate Dr. Bethany Brent for the 7 Rivers Alliance Rising Star Award, and was very pleased to see Dr. Brent receive this award on November 17, and be honored by our community for her important work strengthening public education in the community in a variety […]

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  • Update: Annual Conference 2016

    Posted on November 22, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    The Council’s annual conference on November 10, “Building Bridges: Workplace and Community” conference brought 55 people together, representing a wide range of area organizations.  Participants learned about the work of the La Crosse Human Rights Commission to address discrimination and create a more welcoming and culturally aware community, and about promising practices for diversity and inclusion […]

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  • 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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