• 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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  • Immigrants, Immigration and the Workplace

    Posted on August 1, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Past Events.

    Registration is now open! Come learn from Katie Rubin, Board of Immigration Appeals Immigration Case Manager, about the U.S. the immigration system and common myths concerning immigration.  Ms. Rubin’s overview will include local immigration issues, cultural sensitivity and community collaboration, the current refugee crisis, current immigration issues and human trafficking.  She will connect this social […]

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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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  • Informal Lunch and Learn Opportunities This Summer

    Posted on June 1, 2016 by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves in Past Events.

    Are you an advocate for diversity and inclusion in your workplace?  Join the Diversity Council for one of two small, informal lunches, July 14 or August 11, to exchange ideas about best practices and connect with others who share your commitment to a more inclusive workplace, while learning from two area diversity and inclusivity leaders. […]

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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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