General Inclusion Network meetings are held monthly at Alexandria Technical & Community College. The purpose of the one hour monthly meeting is to connect with the public and other organizations on upcoming events, ideas for the community and general networking. In addition, a special topic is presented at each meeting for awareness and discussion.
Community conversations are held on special topics of interest for deeper discussion by the community. Topics are chosen based on specific community needs and are generally led by a facilitator or subject matter expert.
Created by The Saint Paul Foundation, New Conversations about Race and Racism is a discussion tool to help people talk about race & racism. During the course of New Conversations, participants watch scenarios on DVD and complete activities designed to help them explore and understand their perspectives and behaviors on the issue of race and racism.
The Inclusion Network film/discussion series gives members of our local community a chance to come together to watch and discuss thought provoking films related to diversity issues.
Imagine Alexandria is a Diversity Leadership program designed by Inclusion Network to develop specific diversity leaders within our community that can serve as a resource for our community on a wide range of diversity issues.
From time to time, the Inclusion Network hosts special events of interest to the community such as the Black Storytellers Alliance, Women & History, African Soul American Heart, Mixed Blood Theatre, 10,000 Things Theatre and cultural celebrations.
Stories connect us to one another and it is with our stories that we create a shared history and develop community. This special series engages area residents in discovery of story and history that we share and make together. Visiting scholars, authors and artists share insights on how story and the immigrant experience – past and present – are represented in literature, film and arts. This project is done in collaboration with Community Education. For more details, go to www.alexandria.k12.mn.us/ce
The Inclusion Network (IN) is a group of dedicated, passionate people with a common goal: to make Central Minnesota an inclusive and welcoming place for people of all backgrounds to live and work. Our goal is to strengthen the region through an appreciation and understanding of diversity and cultural differences.