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Show Up. Speak Up. Stand Up For Our Quad Cities.

The Quad Cities Equity Summit will bring together a cross-section of Quad Citizens to show up, speak up and stand up for our minority communities that have long been impacted by persistent and underlying racism, prejudice and inequities.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • The summit will consist of multiple virtual 60- to 90-minute sessions that you can access from your laptop, tablet or phone. 
  • The sessions are facilitated and give groups of up to 15 people the opportunity to come together around a common purpose to listen and learn from each other.
  • Each group will also work together to come up with ideas and solutions to tackle the challenges at hand. 
  • Your conversations will be turned into a report that is shared with our community, outlining your suggestions, programs and ideas for equity and racism in the Quad Cities. 
  • We will then create a memo to our Elected Officials to provide suggested policy changes needed based on the community’s input.  

REGISTER FOR oct 15, 2020

Important: Internet access and Zoom capabilities are required to participate in the Equity Summit.

Choose your preferred discussion topic and register for a session that fits your schedule.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE
What can we do to advance and accelerate DEI competencies in our workplaces?
Register: 8 a.m. | 4 p.m.

CULTURAL TRAUMA AND ITS IMPACT ON THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF BLACK, HISPANIC, LGBTQ QUAD CITIZENS
What can we do to change policies and practices so that all Quad Citizens can lead happy, healthy lives where they feel safe, accepted and free of oppression?
Register: 8 a.m. | 6 p.m.

TRUE EQUITY / POWER SHARING
How do we develop a pipeline of leaders and promote their involvement as candidates / officeholders, on corporate boards, not-for-profit boards, city / county / state boards and commissions and other groups that decide allocation of resources, power and opportunity in the Quad Cities?
Register: 8 a.m. | 6 p.m.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY / MOBILITY
How do we build wealth and ensure prosperity in the Black / Latino / minority communities?
Register: Noon | 4 p.m.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
What can we do to ensure all kids have a great start, succeed in school and have a pathway to success after high school?
Register: Noon | 4 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION

Participants should save the date for a follow-up, virtual Equity Breakfast on Nov. 19 at 8 a.m. For more information, details on the Equity Summit, or to become an investor, please contact Vice President of Development Gwen Tombergs at gtombergs@unitedwayqc.org or 563.344.0335.

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THANK-YOU TO OUR PARTNERS AND GENEROUS INVESTORS

PARTNERS

 
              
 
 
 
Thank you to these Quad-Cities Investors in United for Equity, who are committed to working together to improve racial inequities.