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Locks of Compassion

Considering a lock is defined as a device that restricts access and confines, you may wonder how it can possibly be associated with compassion. But, did you know a lock can also be a symbol of promise, enduring friendship and love? A lock links and unites one to another. In many parts of the world “love locks” attached to bridges and even metal trees have expressed uniting one to another. The “Locks of Compassion” project will re-create a symbolic expression of unity regarding a spirit of compassion for the refugee children and families we serve. With a gift of $10 you will be provided a lock to decorate with signs, symbols, and words of compassion.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Plan Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Diversity and Inclusion, Immigration, TBD

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: Mary Alessio ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Catholic Charities

Known/Likely Collaborators: Assisi Heights Spirituality Center (AHSC) ; Catholic Charities ; Rochester Area Builders (RAB)

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

40 Below: Building the workforce of the future ; Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC)

 

 

Detailed Description

 

 

The "Locks of Compassion" Project is a community focused project that both
creates awareness and unites Rochester and all those who visit our city this
summer around a spirit of Compassion. As Rochester represents the
aspirations of a City of Compassion in our nation...The "Locks of
Compassion" Project will reinforce that virtue with deeds. The proceeds of
sale of the locks that will be displayed will benefit the refugee children
and families served through Catholic Charities.

The many facets of this project includes inclusivity of all in our
community. There are many coming on as sponsors for this project
(physicians, business owners, etc.). We will have lock tags that will be
laminated of individual locks designating "Community Compassion Partners
(i.e. Channel One, Library, Salvation Army, etc). Pledge cards for those
across our nation who support this effort will also be laminated to a lock.
Letters have been sent to many leaders including the Dalai Lama, The Pope,
our legislators, CEO's of Google, Amazon, Twitter, etc., etc.

We will work with some schools and organizations prior to the June 1st date
for the display. A WSU class is presently creating locks to be used. Our
hope is to bring hundreds of locks for a ceremony at the display with Mayor
Brede leading the way (with other leaders ) on June 20th-(World Refugee Day)
when several hundred locks will be attached. Our hope is to have a table to
sell and help adults and children create and attach their locks on Thursdays
on First at the sight of the display.

 

Key Beam Reports on:

Diversity and Inclusion, Immigration, TBD  
May 28, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan

2021-05-28 News: Msg from JJ,;  May 2021 TB Report;  ACG pledge , 

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March 17, 2021: City of Rochester, MN Study Session on DEI

Rochester City Council session on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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March 02, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

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February 13, 2021: MHC: Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage - 2021 Grantees

 OpenBeam.net is grateful to to have a chance to talk to some of the 2021 MHC Cultural  Identity Grant applicants and recipients. 

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January 14, 2021: 2021 - 2023 Community Health Improvement Plan Document and Sections

Coalition of Community Health Improvement (CHIP) releasing 2021-2023 health improvement plan. 

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January 01, 2021: 2020 Targeted Business, Workforce Participation Reports

2020-12-11 Report; 2020-11-02 October Report; 2020-09-30 September Report 

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December 10, 2020: Co-designing of Discovery Walk Concept

Summary of Co-design of Discovery Walk and Codify the co-design process. 

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October 30, 2020: DMC Mobility Presentations

October 2020 Series of DMC Webinars - 5 Year Updates

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October 30, 2020: The Village Community Garden & Learning Center a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant

 Congratulation to the Village Community Garden & Learning Center being named a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant. 

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September 22, 2020: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Major Milestone

(1) City Council approved ICI Resolution (2) City Council Study Session on ICI Index  

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June 23, 2020: Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Commits to Racial Justice

Offering a collective, community-wide commitment to action, Rochester Nonprofit Consortium leads a Collaborative Response to Racial Equity

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April 25, 2020: COVID-19 Survey and Resource List

In the last month we have seen an influx of challenges and barriers affecting our API communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the challenges we are hearing from our communities is the closure of schools and the implementation of distance learning.

 As of this current school year, Asian American students make up 6.9% of students enrolled in Minnesota. In the last month, we have heard that language access, technology challenges, and financial burdens have presented barriers not only for students to be successful in the classroom, but also for parents who wish to be involved in their children’s education. This has led our communities to face unique barriers to full and equal participation in learning and instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 In response to this issue, the Council has created a community survey to identify ongoing barriers experienced by API families during distance learning. The purpose of this survey is to collect data collect to inform the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) on areas for improvement and best practices with API students during the distance learning period.

 With this in mind, we ask for your participation in helping us to widely distribute this survey to community members to ensure that their voices are heard by MDE officials. The survey will be open for community response between Monday, April 27th – Friday, May 8th. 

 During this time of COVID-19, we understand that many organizations have limited capacity, and greatly appreciate any support you can provide in getting this survey out to families.  Our simple ask to you is your help in sending out the survey to community members using email and social media. If you can make this small commitment, please confirm by responding to this email. Once we receive your confirmation we will follow-up with language templates and guidance to send out the surveys. Thank you all and we all wish your loved ones well.

 Please if you have any questions you can contact me, or our Research Assistant Daniel Yang, at daniel.y.yang@state.mn.us.

 Sincerely,

 Anjuli Cameron 

 Anjuli Mishra Cameron, M.S. | Research Director

Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans | 658 Cedar Street, Suite 160 | St. Paul, Minnesota 55155

(651) 757-1742 |  (507) 649-1157 | anjuli.cameron@state.mn.us |mn.gov/capm

 

 

 

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/06/18
Created by allnode on 2017/03/17

 

 

 

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