• Lunch and Learn: Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities in the Workplace: Being an Educated Employer

    Posted on February 17, 2017 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Past Events.

    Where do employers go to keep up on the ever-changing world of sexual orientations, gender identities/expressions, and intersecting identities?  Come learn from Will Van Roosenbeek, Director of the Pride Center at UW-La Crosse, in a session focusing on identities, terminology, and discuss how to create work environments that are welcoming to all. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, […]

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  • Black History Month: Opportunities to Learn and Engage

    Posted on February 7, 2017 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    Black History Month offers the opportunity to educate ourselves of the history of African Americans, as well as to recognize and celebrate the achievements and successes of black Americans in the history of our country and within our communities.  Here are a few opportunities to learn and engage: Giordano Dance Chicago Performance, Feb. 9th, 7:30pm, […]

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  • Celebrate World Justice Day, February 20

    Posted on February 5, 2017 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    “With exclusion and inequality on the rise, we must step up efforts to ensure that all people, without discrimination, are able to access opportunities to improve their lives and those of others.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon With all of the political intensity going on in the U.S., it can be easy for some of us to […]

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  • Creative Imperatives: Exploring Diverse Identities, Feb. 27-March 1

    Posted on February 5, 2017 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Updates.

    UW-La Crosse has organized an exciting three days of events on the theme of Identity Matters. Visit the calendar for a complete listing of engaging events that celebrate creativity, diversity, and awareness around issues of race, gender, culture, disability, and more.  All events are free and open to the public, and the Identity Matters Exhibit […]

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  • 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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  • La Crosse Bridge by Riverside Park

    “Building Bridges:  Workplace and Community”

    Posted on August 29, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Past Events.

    How can we make the La Crosse Area a great place to work and live for people of all backgrounds and identities? Join us at our annual conference as we hear about promising practices on diversity, inclusion and equity from local employers. The City of La Crosse Human Rights commission will share its purpose and […]

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