Hamilton Residents Encouraged to Attend Diversity Cafes

By: Jeff Gambrell

HAMILTON – The Diversity Lens Task Force, a subcommittee of the City of Hamilton’s Diversity & Inclusion Commission, invites residents to participate in their Diversity Cafes. The cafes will function as one hour public input sessions allowing community members an opportunity to provide feedback on a range of questions as they relate to their respective identity. The purpose is to gather information to be used in developing Hamilton’s first Diversity Lens, a tool for local businesses and organizations to utilize for creating inclusive spaces for the underrepresented community. Residents are encouraged to attend one or more of the cafes as they focus on: African Americans, Hispanics, Individuals w/ Developmental Disabilities, and Women.

Upcoming Diversity Cafes:

Tuesday, April 17th at 12 PM – African Americans (Booker T. Washington Center)
1140 S Front Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Tuesday, April 17th at  6 PM – Women (Hamilton YWCA)
244 Dayton Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Wednesday, April 18th at 12 PM – Women (Hamilton YWCA)
244 Dayton Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Tuesday, April 24th at 12 PM – Women (Truth and Life Community Church)
450 S Front Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Tuesday, April 24th at  6 PM – Individuals w/ Developmental Disabilities (BCBDD)
282 N Fair Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Wednesday, April 25th at 6 PM – Hispanics (Booker T. Washington Center)
1140 S Front Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Thursday, April 26th at 10 AM – Individuals w/ Developmental Disabilities (InsideOut Studio)
140 High Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Tuesday, May 1st at  6 PM – African Americans (Booker T. Washington Center)
1140 S Front Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Thursday, May 3rd at  6 PM – Women (Truth and Life Community Church)
450 S Front Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Residents who have any questions about the Diversity Cafes or want to learn more about the Diversity & Inclusion Commission’s other initiatives are encouraged to email Boyce Swift at diversityinclusion@hamilton-oh.gov.