Diversity Council In the News
November 11, 2016
Diversity Council launched "Allies and Advocates," a community response program meant to nurture and support individuals experiencing heightened anxiety, uncertainty, or incidents of bias and hate after the elections.
November 8, 2016
The Diversity Council hosted a community conversation on behalf of the Third Judicial District in order to address concerns expressed by the local black community.
April 29, 2016
About 50 people gathered Thursday night in the cafeteria at John Adams Middle School for a listening session hosted by the Minnesota Judicial Branch Third Judicial District and the Rochester Diversity Council.
April 28, 2016
Diversity Council and Minnesota Judicial Branch Third District host listening session to discuss racial and ethnic fairness in the Minnesota Court System.
April 12, 2016
Executive Director Dee Sabol and Education Program Manager Vangie Castro present "Freedom of Speech and the Impact of Language" at UMR Connects.
November 4, 2015
Prejudice against people from an opposing political party has become more prevalent than racism. Our editorial has the latest stats.
October 29, 2015
Dee Sabol is announced as the Diversity Council's new Executive Director.
July 8, 2015
Youth Education Program Manager Vangie Castro comments for KIMT on coming demographic changes.
July 4, 2015
Diversity Council editorial on the Supreme Court decision to strike down same-sex marriage bans and the resulting implications for religious diversity.
Executive Director Kay Hocker steps down after 10 years of leading the Diversity Council.
January 23, 2015
January 1, 2015
"Redefining Family" is the theme of Celebrating Diversity & Inclusivity 2015, the annual event series sponsored by Rochester Civic Theatre and the Diversity Council
October 22, 2014
The Diversity Council wins a second Ardee Award for Arts Collaboration.
October 10, 2014
Diversity Council editorial on Columbus Day
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.
May 14, 2012
Dr. Char Kunkel, Professor of Sociology at Luther College, partners with the Diversity Council to launch a collection of success stories.
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.