Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Diversity Discussion Effort Seeks Participants

V1 Staff

UW-Eau Claire has partnered with several community groups to work toward a more racially and ethnically diverse and inclusive environment in the Chippewa Valley by creating Circles of Change, a project that connects residents from a wide range of backgrounds for in-depth discussions about diversity. Pilot groups were launched last spring, and beginning this fall, UWEC is seeking more participants who can meet at a specific time and day of the week for six weeks between Oct. 2 and Nov. 11. Each group formed will include 10-12 participants who will discuss topics such as ethnic backgrounds, racism, inequality, our community, and moving toward action. Students, civic leaders, business owners, parents, administrators, medical care providers, social workers, and people from all walks of life and backgrounds are invited to participate in one of these dialogue groups. To learn more or to sign up for Circles of Change, visit marketing.campaigns.uwec.edu/circles-of-change. You can also contact Dr. Audrey Robinson, co-coordinator of the project, at (715) 836-2200 or robinsoa@uwec.edu.

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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

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L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.