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This is a collection of what is deemed to be events having impacts on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  


See the Diversity Beam for notable DEI projects. 



Start Date Tags Title Description
Jun 22, 2024 12:00 PM ('diversity', 'imaa', 'youth', 'Culture', 'education') 2024 Walk Around the World In partnership with IMAA, Walk Around the World celebrates the multicultural diversity that represents Olmsted County and celebrates the contributions that refugees and immigrants bring to the community. The event also recognizes World Refugee Day that occurs on June 20th. Join us for cultural performances, ethnic food, vendors, and cultural and community agency booths. This fun, FREE family event is on June 22, 2024, from 12-4pm with a rain date of June 23, 2024. There will be plenty of activities to keep your kids active and entertained!
Jun 15, 2024 12:00 PM ('diversity', 'Culture', 'NAACP') Juneteenth 2024 Freedom Day-Love Wins Join us and the community for a fantastic fun filled family event with the community, sponsors, and community collaborators. Juneteenth is very important to the African American community and is a day to honor the emancipation of slavery back in 1865.
Jun 13, 2024 08:00 AM ('Education', 'Diversity', 'Entrepreneurship') 2024 Next Level Conference: TOGETHER, FASTER AND STRONGER Welcome to REIMAGINE, the annual gathering of professionals, experts, business owners, and thought leaders in the business sector. Our conference is a unique platform where people come together to exchange ideas, build networks, and foster lasting partnerships. This year’s inaugural event promises to be bigger and better than other events you’ve been to thus far, with an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and ending with an expo.
Jun 04, 2024 04:00 PM ('Diversity', 'compassion', 'key', 'civic engagement', 'CMRC', 'united way') June 2024 United Way BIPOC Leaders Panel and Small Group Conversation Join other BIPOC individuals to learn about ways to get involved in our community! BIPOC Leaders Panel and Small Group Conversation
May 18, 2024 12:00 PM ('education', 'diversity', 'LGBTQ+') 2024 Rochester Pridefest Celebrate Rochester's LGBTQIA+ community at this family friendly event that features a variety of local vendors, food and entertainment!
May 14, 2024 03:30 PM ('Education', 'diversity', 'openbeam', 'key') Luther College Rochester Spring 2024 Semester Seminar Project Presentations Student project proposal presentations
May 11, 2024 01:00 PM ('youth', 'Education', 'diversity', 'CMRC') Pamoja Women: Unlock Your Future Free Financial Aid support to complete FAFSA & MN Dream Act Application
May 09, 2024 05:00 PM ('youth', 'Education', 'diversity', 'CMRC') Journie: Open Road Workshop 2 The main objective is to enhance access to higher education opportunities for minorities and low-income families in Olmsted County.
May 09, 2024 04:00 PM ('human potential board', 'diversity') Three Rivers Restorative Justice Work Shop Interested in learning about the principles of restorative justice and what role it can serve in the community
May 09, 2024 09:00 AM ('diversity', 'community engagement') Women of Wellness (WOW) Conference 2024 Forge meaningful connections with like-minded individuals, as you share in the collective journey towards greater well-being and fulfillment
May 08, 2024 12:00 PM ('DMC', 'Diversity', 'Housing', 'key', 'CMRC') Working Toward Equality for Minnesotans of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans is an executive branch, non-cabinet agency tasked with the responsibility of working for the implementation of economic, social, legal, and political equality of Asian Pacific Minnesotans. The council serves Minnesota’s Asian Pacific Islander communities through advocacy, engagement, and cultivating strong partnerships.
Apr 22, 2024 05:00 PM ('community health', 'diversity', 'community') Community Townhall Uplifting Student Voices Convened by NAACP, Rochester, MN
Apr 22, 2024 04:30 PM ('diversity', 'openbeam', 'key', 'Diversity', 'CMRC') CMRC April 22, 2024 Meeting Topics: City of Rochester DEI Action Plan Updates ; CMRC Collaboration Status
Apr 20, 2024 11:00 AM ('Diversity', 'community') NAACP Not In Our Town We, the Rochester Branch of the NAACP, stand united in condemning the recent hateful incident involving the use of a racial slur against black and brown people in the immediate vicinity of Rochester Century High School. This reprehensible act not only undermines the values of our community but also sends a disturbing message to our youth who should feel safe and respected.
Apr 17, 2024 07:00 PM ('diversity', 'community') Barbershop Talk: Racism in Rochester Moderators: Bud Whitehorn, Andre Crockett, Tawonda Burks; In response to the racial slur written in cups on a bridge crossing East Circle drive near Century High school this weekend, a group of our local community leaders are coming together to have a conversation about racism in Rochester at a Community Town Hall. This event will be Wednesday from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Century High School.
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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
Sabbath and Health May 18, 2024 11:00 AM - 05:30 PM — Rochester Seventh-Day Adventist Church
2024 Rochester Pridefest May 18, 2024 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Soldiers Memorial Field Park
Join the Mayor May 19, 2024 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM — 4921 West Frontage Road NW
Silver Lake Forum May 21, 2024 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM — 125 Live, 125 Elton Hills Drive
May 23, 2024 DMCC Board Meeting May 23, 2024 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM — Mayo Civic Center
2024 DMC Collaborative Session May 23, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM — Mayo Civic Center
May 2024 Rochester Vision 2050 Community Engagement May 28, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM — TBD
CMRC May 2024 Meeting May 30, 2024 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
June 2024 United Way BIPOC Leaders Panel and Small Group Conversation Jun 04, 2024 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM — United Way of Olmsted County
MPR Connects Presents MPR News with Angela Davis Jun 06, 2024 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Chateau Theatre
Upcoming events…
Community News

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Minnesota Housing Profile Housing Statistics and Findings

2023 Olmsted County Housing Profile

State of MN Profile and Findings

Last Updated May 17, 2024

Minnesota Department of Health May 2034 News

May 2024 Health Equity Community Survey

May 2024 MDH Newsletter: COVID-19 in Min; Funding; Jobs; Upcoming Testing & Vaccination Events

Last Updated May 17, 2024

M.O.V.E: Collaboration of SHIP, Joint Study, One Olmsted

M.O.V.E. Promotional Flyer

5/10/2024 Conversation Olmsted County Rep and CMRC Rep. 

Regarding Olmsted County Community Council's DEI initiative called Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E) 

Last Updated May 11, 2024

Free FAFSA Support for Community Based Organizations

5/6/2024 Announcement: CBO hosting a College Financial Aid Event to receive $1000 grant

Cradle 2 Career (C2C), Rochester Public Schools (RPS), and Arch to Philanthropy are launching a College Coordinator Pilot to provide College Based Organizations (CBOs) resources for College Readiness.

Last Updated May 06, 2024

Downtown Waterfront Southeast: 6th Street Bridge

Online Survey for Community Inputs

Asian Community Inputs Outreach

Last Updated May 03, 2024

2024 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

2Q 2024:

April 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

1Q 2024:

Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

Special callouts 

Last Updated May 02, 2024

Community Outreach Public Relations

Austin KSMQ R-Town Program Interview Segment about CMRC

Last Updated May 01, 2024

Isaiah Rochester Agenda

Focus Area: 


Our Next Generation


Community-Building, Climate


Last Updated May 01, 2024

Braver Angels

Braver Angels Newsletter

2024 National Convention

National Debate: Should we be colorblind?

Listen to (and learn from) the other side

Last Updated April 28, 2024

2024 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Updates

DMC Updates April 29 Presentation to City Council Study Session 

Transit Village

Business Development

Historic District

Last Updated April 27, 2024

Credible Mind and Collective Impact

Introducing Credible Mind to support CHNA collaboration. 

Last Updated April 22, 2024

Rochester Vision 2050

The visioning effort calls for soliciting broad community input to help propose desired strategic initiatives based on desired outcomes through 2050.

Last Updated April 19, 2024

Rochester Public Library Facilities and Operations Master Plan –Request for Proposals

The Rochester Public Library in Rochester, Minnesota, is seeking proposals from consultants and groups with experience working with libraries to engage in a robust, community co-design and collaborative process for a Facilities and Operations Master Plan.

Last Updated April 18, 2024

EBE Presentation to City Council Study Session

1. Part of Feb 26, 2024 City Council Study Session on DEI: Presentation Slides include actions and measures to City Council Study Session and Link to City Council video 

2. Career Opportunities for Women of Color

Last Updated April 01, 2024

Full-Time Career Navigator: Built Environment Wanted

Application Due April 5, 2024: Workforce Development, Inc. is seeking a friendly and professional Career Navigator to join our team.  

Last Updated March 27, 2024

Community Asset Building and Early Literacy Grants

Grant Opportunities: 

Due April 17, 2024 Community Asset Building and Health and Wellness Priorities Grants

Due March 5, 2024 Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeking applications for Early Literacy Grants

Last Updated March 26, 2024

Requests for Action Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan

City Council Approved Requests for City Council Approval of two DEI Contracts: 

Contract 1: 2024: Professional Development: Cultural Humility Series $41.3K; 

Contact 2 : Critical Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Audit ($30K); Cultural Humility Professional Development Series: Digging Deeper $13.5K ;  

Video clip of council discussions and voting and related info about GoodEnough.

Last Updated March 21, 2024

NIH Community Engagement Alliance Consultative Resource

We invite community organizations and partners who expressed interest in the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) initiative to participate at no cost in several opportunities hosted by CEACR.

Last Updated March 20, 2024

Action Request March 18, 2024

Comment at the 3/18/2024 City Council Meeting:

To act on September 21, 2020 council resolutions for the city staff to develop a Intercultural City action plan.  

Last Updated March 19, 2024

P2S Implementation and Comprehensive Plan Request for Proposal

P2S Implementation Report

P2S Update Request for Proposal 

Last Updated March 18, 2024