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Enhancing equitable housing opportunities through community initiatives and collaboration

Across the United States, there is a growing emphasis on using community collaboration and partnerships to produce more housing, ensure affordability, and create more opportunities for homeownership to build community wealth. Minnesota has one of the largest racial homeownership gaps in the country.
When Sep 27, 2023
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Virtual
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 Contents: Introduction; Presentation Slides; Video Recording | Previous Meeting; All Housing Related Meetings


 

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August Meeting

 


August Table of content: August Meeting Materials (Video Recording, Slides); July Meeting Materials


 

zoom link to join at noon: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87013246666?pwd=K0JBZnZDbTJKbEc4SWs0SjdxYVcvdz09

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Description

In a world where action speaks louder than words, how do you ensure your organization walks the talk of diversity, equity and inclusion? Join Amanda and Laura, organizational equity & justice consultants, as they dive deep into the transformative realm of equity auditing, where insights meet action. Just as regular and continuous self-reflection is important for personal development, engaging in critical, in-depth, and meaningful analysis of our organizations is essential to keeping up with worker and community expectations of a commitment to equitable impact.

Amanda and Laura will spill the tea by revealing harmful workplace/school patterns that prevent revolutionary culture shifts, while also sharing proven systems-change practices, discovered through transformative equity analysis. Analysis can include policy/procedure/practice review (employee handbooks, hiring, recruitment, website accessibility, conflict and harm intervention), programmatic updates (curriculum, structure, community engagement support, (re)branding), environmental scans (social media/website, accessibility, gender inclusivity, representation, culturally relevant physical spaces and content), and mission/vision/values (re)development and/or alignment assessment.

OUR PRESENTERS

AMANDA FLORENCE GARCIA GOODENOUGH (she/her)
Educator, Consultant, Speaker, & Team Lead for Social Responsibility Speaks, LLC
Founder & Lead Executive Officer (LEO) of Goodenough Consulting, LLC

Amanda Florence Garcia Goodenough (she/her) is a dedicated educator operating from a cultural humility framework to center and elevate historically marginalized voices, promote belongingness and mattering, disrupt structural inequities, and advance intersectional social and racial justice. She is currently the CEO & Founder of Goodenough Consulting and a Team Lead & Partner for Social Responsibility Speaks. Amanda is also a member of the Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council’s (GLADC) Speakers Bureau, an independent contractor/facilitator for the La Crosse Area YWCA Racial Justice workshops, a cultural guide for the Waking Up White Collaborative and Creating a Healthier Multicultural Community initiative, and a board member for The Pump House Regional Arts Center.

Amanda was the 2021 recipient of La Crosse’s 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award and the 2010 recipient of the Social Justice Achievement Award for YWCA’s Tribute to Outstanding Women, and she previously served as the Director of the Research & Resource Center for Campus Climate at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Leaning on 20 years of professional experience in justice, equity, decolonization, and interconnectedness (JEDI) efforts, Amanda engages in systems-change work and strives to speak truth to power as an act of love and liberation.

 

LAURA ABELLERA (she/her)
Justice and Equity Consultant for Goodenough Consulting and Social Responsibility Speaks

Laura Abellera (she/her) is a facilitator and consultant drawing from her professional, educational, and lived experiences as a community organizer and teacher. She received her M.S.Ed. from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) while spending her graduate assistantship in the Research and Resource Center for Campus Climate. She also received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago, focusing on civil rights, public interest, and legislative research. Laura has undergraduate teaching experience in the area of Race, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. She has experience with organizational harm response and intervention, as well as community organizing, political education, and arts-based student leadership programming.

Laura currently works as a justice and equity consultant with Goodenough Consulting and Social Responsibility Speaks. She brings her identities as a queer, multi-racial, Filipina daughter and sister into spaces to better facilitate collective and shared learning experiences. She is passionate about cultivating strong systems of community care and social transformation rooted in liberation, healing, and joyful relationships. Outside of paid work, Laura is involved with local grassroots initiatives that focus on criminal legal system reform, multiracial movement organizing, housing and tenants’ rights, and spending lots of time at her favorite local independent bookstore (Pearl Street Books in La Crosse, go check them out!).

About the Equity Alliance Equity Series
The Equity Alliance Equity Series is a monthly seminar sponsored by Destination Medical Center and the City of Rochester. The purpose is to introduce diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices, build sustainable DEI community strategies, and build advocacy and allyship within the Rochester community. The series is held virtually on the fourth Wednesday of every month at noon.

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July 2023 Meeting Materials

 


Previous Month July 26, 2023 Meeting Content: Agenda; Presentations (Introduction, Community Wealth Building); Video Recording 


 

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More information about this event…

Filed under: DMC, Diversity, Housing, key, CMRC

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Two types of event information being shared in the following:

1. A list of Beam aware upcoming community events of all types. 

2. A list of noteworthy past events that have one or more of the following contents: presentation slides, video recordings as well as takeaways. 

Upcoming Events
Virtual Information Session: Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity Jul 17, 2024 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Vegan Grill Out (#2 July) Jul 20, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM — Kutzky Park
Rochester City Council Ward 2 Candidate Forum Jul 22, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:45 PM — Roch Pub Library Aud, doors open at 6 pm
May 2024 Rochester Vision 2050 Community Engagement Jul 23, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM — TBD
LWV-R Candidate Forum Rochester City Council Ward 4 Jul 23, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM — Roch Pub Library Aud, doors open at 6 pm
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota Community Connect Event Jul 24, 2024 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Rochester Area Foundation 12 Elton Hills Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901
LWV-R Candidate Forum Olmsted County Commissioner District 3 Jul 30, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:45 PM — Roch Pub Library Aud, doors open at 6 pm
FORUM WITH COUNCIL MEMBER-AT-LARGE AND WARD CANDIDATES Aug 01, 2024 06:30 PM - 08:15 PM — Christ United Methodist Church, 400
RPS Community Ed 50th Anniversary Community Celebration Aug 03, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Covenant Church, 4950 31st Ave NW, Rochester
LWV-R Rochester Public Schools Nov. referendum Aug 12, 2024 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM — Roch Pub Library Aud, doors open at 6 pm
Upcoming events…
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