Objective 2: Positive interracial awareness

Eliminate the suspicion and fear resulting from negative stereotypes and promote positive interracial awareness.

1. Increase the level of diversity awareness among community members.

a. Encourage the long-term commitment of media to provide accurate information, knowledge, understanding and appreciation of others.

Recommended Responsible Party: Print and broadcast media

b. Establish training programs for management and employees at all levels.

Recommended Responsible Party: Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with area employers and Diversity Council

c. Establish mutual learning partnerships and memberships among diverse individual and groups.

Recommended Responsible Party: Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with area employers

d. Develop classes to orient newcomers to the resources and customers of the community.

Recommended Responsible Party: ISD 535 Community Education in cooperation with the Inter-cultural Mutual Assistance Association and Private Industry Council

e. Continue to celebrate the variety of cultures in our community.

Recommended Responsible Party: Rochester International Association, RochesterFest, Diversity Council, and faith community

2. Enforce laws in an equitable and culturally sensitive manner.

a. Mandate annual diversity training for law enforce officers and other criminal justice system personnel.

Recommended Responsible Party: Area governing bodies

Measures: Detention, arrest, conviction and sentencing records, survey data

3. Educate parents to communicate positive images about other groups of people.

Encourage partnerships with employers, PTSA's religious institutions, neighborhood groups and social and service clubs, to support parents in teaching acceptance of others.

Recommended Responsible Party: Diversity Council, in cooperation with PTSA's, religious institutions, media, schools and neighborhood groups

4. Educate teachers and students about stereotyping

Establish regular workshops to understand the negative impact of stereotyping on student learning and to build positive images with the educational environment.

Recommended Responsible Party: Schools - daycare through adult education

 

21st Century Diversity Strategic Plan for Diversity

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21st Century Partnership - Community Strategic Plan for Diversity (Under Re-construction).

Back in May 1999 Olmsted County led the formation of a 21st Century Partnership to research and propose what it would take for Olmsted County to be a leader in the 21st Century. This document attempts to bring back some of that information for re-use.

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Manual Navigation

21st Century Partnership - Community Strategic Plan for Diversity (Under Re-construction).

Back in May 1999 Olmsted County led the formation of a 21st Century Partnership to research and propose what it would take for Olmsted County to be a leader in the 21st Century. This document attempts to bring back some of that information for re-use.

All content on a single page