The Diversity Council
In the News
February 26, 2014
A profile of the Kudos group, one of our 2014 Champions of Diversity.
January 24, 2014
October 26, 2013
A Diversity Council editorial published by the Post-Bulletin
October 23, 2013
The Diversity Council was one of the winners of the inaugural Ardee Awards, honored for Arts Collaboration for the Question Bridge project co-sponsored with the Rochester Art Center.
October 11, 2013
The Racial Equity Minnesota network launches around the state. The Diversity Council serves as convener for the network.
January 25, 2013
Jeanne Ronayne of Olmsted County Victim Services was recognized with the annual Champion of Diversity Award at the Diversity Council's annual celebration, which also featured Pillsbury House Theatre's Breaking Ice.
January 3, 2013
The Diversity Council and Rochester Civic Theatre present a month of events celebrating diversity.
May 14, 2012
Dr. Char Kunkel, Professor of Sociology at Luther College, partners with the Diversity Council to launch a collection of success stories.
February 24, 2012
Youth Education Program Manager Vangie Castro is appointed to the statewide anti-bullying task force. (KAAL)
January 20, 2012
Champion of Diversity awards are announced at the Diversity Council annual meeting.
November 7, 2011
Columnist Jeff Hansel at the Post-Bulletin addresses the Diversity Council's anti-bullying campaign.
October 11, 2011
The Diversity Council launches a year-long anti-bullying campaign at the National Coming Out Day celebration. From KAAL
September 28, 2011
An Armenian TV crew spends two days with the Diversity Council
August 29, 2011
The Diversity Council plays host in September to a visiting TV crew from Armenia filming stories on diversity, education, immigration and volunteerism in America.
May 28, 2011
Editorial by Diversity Council volunteer Kathy Brutinel in the Post-Bulletin.
May 9, 2011
The Diversity Council rolls out a new corporate training program titled "Becoming the Solution." From KAAL TV
May 6, 2011
When a Somali family's home is targeted with racist graffiti, the Bias/Hate Crime Incident Team responds, led by Diversity Council Executive Director Kay Hocker. From KAAL TV
Executive Director Kay Hocker and Diversity Council Board member Michelle Flanagan, who is human resources site manager for IBM, served on a panel convened to help area business leaders create inclusive work environments.
February 23, 2011
The Post-Bulletin named Diversity Council Board President Ashok Patel as one of five community leaders who are "on the front lines in developing the face of the future."
December 20, 2010
An editorial on bullying from the Diversity Council.
May 15, 2010
"RACE: Are we so different?" is a nationally touring exhibit brought to Rochester by Mayo Clinic. The Diversity Council is providing educational activities in conjunction with the exhibit.
January 15, 2009
Ten of the 170 students who entered the Diversity Council's Martin Luther King, Jr. poetry contest were selected to recite their poems on camera for a Nickelodeon special to air February 8.
August 28, 2007
The Diversity Council reported to a group of about 100 community leaders on the results of the 2006 Olmsted County Racial Attitudes and Actions Survey.