Monday, February 08, 2016

Oshkosh Common Councilors to hold Conversation on Diversity, Feb. 16, 2016

I received this as part of an email from Oshkosh Common Councilor Tom Pech, Jr., and I encourage as many folks as are able to attend this discussion. Because of a previous commitment I will only be able to be there for about 30 minutes or so, but a little bit is better than nothing to demonstrate our interest in furthering this conversation along. ...

"Councilor Clark and I will be holding a Conversation on Diversity 16 February from 1800 to 1930 (6 to 7:30 pm) in Council Chambers.  When it comes down to it diversity is knowing, understanding and accepting each person’s similarities to ourselves as well as our differences.  This comes from talking to each other, rather than at each other.  It comes from listening and truly hearing what others say, not interpreting what is said through our own filter, pre-conceived notions or biases.  It means asking questions if we do not understand what is being said to seek that understanding and clarity. Simply stated it means treating others as we would want to be treated. And it all begins with a conversation."


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