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Diversity Action Team - Class of 2005-06 LDA Collaborative Project Presentation

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A project regarding embracing racial and ethnic diversity in Rock County.

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Diversity Action Team - Class of 2005-06 LDA Collaborative Project Presentation

  1. 1. LDA Collaborative ProjectLDA Collaborative Project 2006
  2. 2. Hey Rosa, can I ride with you?
  3. 3. Hey Martin, can I walk with you?
  4. 4. Hey Bobby, can I dream with you?
  5. 5. Hey Mahatma, can I sit with you?
  6. 6. What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black. RFK 4-4-68
  7. 7. Let character be judged
  8. 8. We are a nation of immigrants
  9. 9. Hey Dolores, can I lead with you?
  10. 10. Free Your Mind
  11. 11. 2006 LDA Project  Project Topic: Embracing Diversity in Rock County  Members of Group;  Todd Brien  Steve Eichman  Kim Hesgard  David Peterson  Evelyn Tan Woodring Be the change you wish to see in the world -Mahatma Gandhi
  12. 12. Diversity
  13. 13. Value of Diversity  Diverse Work Forces enjoy…  Core values of individual respect  Fostering of productive environments  Atmospheres that allow everyone to fully contribute  Encouragement of new ideas and innovations
  14. 14. Appreciation of Diversity  Diversity is more than race or color  It also includes;  Gender  Sexual orientation  Religion  Culture  Social status  Age  Disability We are all, in fact, one -Joseph Campbell
  15. 15. Janesville Rotary GardensJanesville Rotary Gardens
  16. 16. Agenda  LDA Focus  Diversity status today  Group recognition  Synergy with DAT  Synergy with LDA Curriculum Board  Diversity ideas to bring to reality
  17. 17. Diversity Status Today  What action is taking place now?  Dynamic scene  “What efforts can be pursued to further diversity?” The Diversity Sphere that represents the 5 races of the world
  18. 18. Honoring Diversity Forward Janesville’s Awards Banquet 2006 Honorees
  19. 19. Forward Janesville Website People working and building together
  20. 20. Diversity in Janesville  Janesville takes an active role in Diversity Awareness  Business  Education  Community
  21. 21. Business Sector  Forward Janesville Awards  Awarded Diversity Award to Boys and Girls Club  Sponsors Diversity Training  Rock County Job Center  Expanded services that support minorities  General Motors  Formed Civil Rights Committee  Janesville Police Department  Commended for diverse work force recruitment efforts
  22. 22. Education Sector  Janesville School District  Embraces diversity  Training for staff on diversity issues  Awareness for students on diversity issues  International Charter School  Human Relations Clubs  Formed at all middle and high schools
  23. 23. Diversity in our Community % Nationality School District of Janesville 10 year change 1996-1997 to 2006-2007 American Indian 0.3 to 0.4 Asian 1.7 to 2.1 African American 2.2 to 5.5 Hispanic 1.9 to 5.8 European American 93.8 to 86.2 Historical perspective & Statistics and Trends
  24. 24. Community Sector  YWCA  DAT  United Way  Groups: UW Extension, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club  Events: Cinco De Mayo, Absence of Color Conference, Rotary Garden’s Harvestfest You have to make a commitment, if we want to make changes -Dolores Huerta
  25. 25. Group Recognition  LDA Group sought visual image to aid in recognition towards diversity efforts  Local graphic artist, Stacy Hoch, donated work on this image  Symbolism
  26. 26. Diversity Action Team  History and Mission of DAT  Started meetings in 1998  Goal: Advocating for Janesville to become a more welcoming community for all people regardless of ethnicity, race, economic status, or abilities  Mission Statement: Minimize racism and discrimination in Rock County by embracing diversity, valuing multiculturalism, and fostering dignity and respect for everyone  Current Activities The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of people -Henry David Thoreau
  27. 27. Synergy with DAT  DAT Study Circles  Expansion of Study Circles
  28. 28. Synergy with LDA Curriculum Board  Representative to drive diversity training
  29. 29. Diversity Ideas to bring to reality  Murals Follow the Dream
  30. 30. CALL FORCALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!SUBMISSIONS! Submissions of small- scale artworks will be accepted on or before M.L.K. Jr. Day. Selected works receive cash prizes and a chance to showcase entry at designated key places in Janesville *For details call YWCA- Rock County 608.752.5444
  31. 31.  “Art often inspires… trust, openness, honesty, cooperativeness, tolerance, and respect”.  “Arts can be a valuable engine of civic renewal”.  “...build social capital through a shared artistic experience”.  “…the vast promise of the arts is to bring diverse people together and to enlarge our sense of common connections and linked fate”.  “…to enrich our understanding of truth, to enlarge our appreciation of beauty, and to give us insights into the human condition”.  “…to create indelible images, to express difficult ideas through metaphor, and to communicate beyond the limits of language”. Sagauro Seminar on Civic Engagement in America. John F. Kennedy School of Government. Harvard University, 79 JFK St., Cambridge, MA 02138
  32. 32. DAT Murals  Need sponsorships  Need locations  Need artists  LDA Members to champion mural projects  Abundant learning experiences for all participants  Overall results are several Diversity murals throughout community  Community impact would raise awareness of diversity issues and promote peaceful coexistence
  33. 33. “Talking Walls”
  34. 34. “We’reon theSameBoat” by Xavier Cortada
  35. 35. “A Dream Coming True”
  36. 36. Diversity Ideas  Public Relations Efforts  Awareness of Diversity Issues  Advertising  Sponsors  Educational Opportunities  Offerings through Forward Janesville  Offerings through Diversity Action Team The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. -Theodore Hesburgh, President of Notre Dame University
  37. 37. Embrace Diversity
  38. 38. Thank you!  For the opportunity to present these ideas  For the opportunity to positively affect our community  For our sponsorship  To the Diversity Action Team Leadership Development Academy 2005-06 LDA Sponsors & Contributors Alliant Energy Foundation Associated Bank Cedar Crest City of Janesville George K Tallman Charitable Trust Janesville Gazette Janesville School District Johnson Bank KANDU Industries/Best Events M&I Bank Mercy Health System Nowlan & Mouat Robert W. Baird Rock Road Companies UAW Local 95 Walter and Jessie Francisco Foundation Zonta Club of Janesville
  39. 39. Q and A