CAD hosts or sponsors many diversity related events. These events help
educate and unite the community and showcase the diversity of the Linn-Benton
area. To date, some of the events that CAD has co-sponsored include; 2005 No
Name Calling Community Forum; 2006 first Annual Diversity forum; 2007 Women's
History Month Mentoring Dinner; 2007 Immigration Reform Forum; 2007 Ice Cream
Social; 2007 Hewlett-Packard Resource Fair; 2008 Candlelight Vigil to Support
Domestic Partnerships; 2008 Women's History Month; 2008 Silent Candlelight Vigil
against Racism and Homophobia at CHS; 2008 Cultural Diversity Training at the
Benton County Sheriff's Office; 2008 OSU Beaver Community Fair.
In addition CAD Co-sponsored the following; 2007 Lane Community Soccer
Tournament and Resource Fair; 2007 Race Unity Picnic; 2007 Diversity Speaker Keith Boykin;
2007 Oregon Diversity Institute; 2008 NAACP Dinner; 2008 Garden Party for Basic
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LBCC Diversity Achievement Center
Study Circles bring members of a community together to learn from one another and to work collectively to solve problems. A Study Circle is a process for small-group deliberation on a critical community issue, led by a trained facilitator. Eight to twelve people meet regularly over a period of six weeks for collaborative, democratic discussion. Not to be forgotten, however, is how much fun it is to participate in a Study Circle! The discussions are always engaging and enlightening. By the end of the sessions, many new friendships have been formed, often with people outside of one's usual circle - expanding one's horizons and leading to new opportunities. What a wonderful deal - solving community problems AND having a great time.
CAD offers facilitated community forums to foster community discussion and to allow controversial issues to be addressed openly and productively. This allows a safe and productive means for discussing contentious issues which, when not addressed, can disrupt and polarize a community.
CAD has developed a list of knowledgeable volunteer speakers who are available for engagements at schools, churches, and other community venues. Speakers are able to address many diversity related topics.