News By Category: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
June 9, 2021
After a year of hardships for many, Golden Valley residents may be looking for ways to give back. PRISM, a local organization that provides those in need with food, financial assistance, and other services, currently needs volunteers and donations of food and necessities.
June 8, 2021
According to the American Association of People With Dis/Abilities, there at over 15 million people in the United States with visible and non-visible disabilities and many of those people are un- or underemployed. Often times this relates to many employers not offering a dis/ability inclusive workplace. At the City’s next Building An Equitable Golden Valley forum, June 9, 6 pm, attendees will learn about dis/ability inclusion in the workplace and the relationship between increasing accessibility and outcomes like staff retention, profitability, and positive work environments.
June 4, 2021
At its June 1 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council unanimously passed a proclamation declaring the month of June LGBTQ+ Pride month. Pride Month is celebrated each June as a tribute to the historical New York Stonewall Riots in 1969, a galvanizing force for LGBTQ+ activism.
May 24, 2021
As we approach one year since the murder of George Floyd, we recognize this week may bring forth many emotions like sadness, anger, frustration, and hope. In honor of George Floyd and his family, we encourage community members to reflect on our shared humanity and the power of coming together. Several community organizations are hosting events throughout the week to provide spaces for healing, community, and action towards social justice.
May 21, 2021
The City’s next quarterly equity forum takes place June 9, 6 pm via Cisco Webex. Community members will learn about dis/ability inclusion in the workplace and the relationship between increasing accessibility and outcomes like staff retention, profitability, and positive work environments.
May 20, 2021
As part of its ongoing commitment to community policing and community health, the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) has entered into a mutually beneficial memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Normandale Community College to hire a community health student intern this spring and summer.
May 11, 2021
Police Commission Task Force Offering Two Community Engagement Opportunities May 5, Noon And 6:30 PM
May 4, 2021
The City’s Police Commission Task Force (PCTF) is preparing to share the culmination of its work and receive public feedback at the May 5, noon and 6:30 pm engagement sessions. Community members only need to attend one session as all information will remain the same.
May 4, 2021
April 21, 2021
For the past year, Minnesota has been a focus of worldwide attention as we reckon with the prevalence of systemic racism in response to the public killing of George Floyd, the following trial and conviction, and the associated protests and civil unrest. The City of Golden Valley stands firmly in its commitment to continuing racial equity work and is rooted in its core values of courage, accountability, inclusion, and communication.
The City understands more deeply than ever the need to listen, learn, and advance change. We recognize building a community with equal access to opportunities and resources for all stakeholders requires the voices of our residents, businesses, and visitors. As we work together, take care of yourselves and one another, and please listen to and treat each other with compassion and respect.
We want to hear your voices. As the City continues its equity work, there will be opportunities to participate and provide input. Please watch the City website, newsletter, and social media for updates.
Meanwhile, Hennepin County has shared the following list of community resources to assist you during this time:
- Virtual and in-person community healing circles to support health and wellbeing – Organized in partnership with Ramsey County and the City of St Paul (https://www.ramseycounty.us/content/community-healing-circles-scheduled-support-health-and-wellbeing)
- Legal Rights Center: Open Restorative Processing Space for Community Members – Fridays, 4-5:30 pm
Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMud-GurT4iGNQgYrmaQRIel0WNWiqsfkjZ
- Legal Rights Center: Perspectives on Justice and the Chauvin Trial – Tuesday, April 27, 5:30-7 pm
Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zQy61vmcQVa8cIXGmZ5LPA