Partnerships for Diversity
is National Black History Month. In addition, local schools recently recognized
National No Name Calling Week. To recognize both of these things, CAD is
co-sponsoring 'The Children's March', a film about the young people of
Birmingham who, in 1963, bravely marched for Civil Rights. It's an important
film that shows how we can all make a difference. The showing of this film is
being co-sponsored by Rainbow Health Resources. It will be shown in the month of
February at the Corvallis Public Library.
CAD will be bringing together members of various local organizations that
support diversity. We will be seeking opportunities to leverage resources, to
identify gaps in meeting our diversity needs and to create a more inclusive
Women's History Month
CAD will once again be sponsoring a Women's Mentoring Dinner
in March. This dinner brings local women from our community together with local
young ladies. The evening is designed to encourage communication about all areas
of life to include work, family, and balancing it all. The feedback we've
received in the past from both the mentors and the young ladies has been quite
positive. CAD is excited to continue this enjoyable event.
Monitoring of Discrimination Incidents
Aileen Hood, our Ombudsperson, will provide support and guidance for people who are the target of discrimination. In addition, CAD will regularly provide information on discrimination incidents to local government officials and business associations to keep them informed about community problems and to encourage them to work to actively resolve them. Please contact
Aileen if you have been the target of discrimination.
Diversity Training for Local Businesses
CAD wants to help local businesses provide better service to their diverse
customers by providing free diversity training sessions. If you are involved in
a local business, or know of one that needs to improve their service to diverse
clientele, please contact us to arrange a training session.
Diversity Book Club Meeting Schedule
Members of our community have formed a book-club to discuss diversity-themed books.
Several years ago, the CAD Board of Directors engaged in numerous activities to gather information about the future community diversity and livability needs and how CAD can provide leadership in addressing those issues. In May 2006, CAD held a public forum to further define our organizational vision and values that we believed
would make the Community Alliance for Diversity a viable and valuable asset to the Corvallis area while providing leadership to the community diversity issues.
The ongoing commitment from CAD is to be responsive to our Community needs.
We will endeavor to take the information gathered in 2006 and grow as an
organization using the feedback collected. We continue to committed to our
Mission to serve as a catalyst to create and sustain a healthy multicultural
- Click here for Powerpoint Presentation
- Click here for the Community Responses to the diversity forum
Events in the workings:
- Diversity Forum
- Women's History Month Dinner