Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Columbia, MO Human Rts Update - just got this and looks like today would have been worth doing

City of Columbia
Division of Human Services
Human Rights Update

The following information is being shared on behalf of the
individuals/organizations below. Please contact the
individual/organization directly with questions or for further
Subject: Implicit Racial Bias Symposium
Date/Time: June 14, 2011 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: MU Campus - Gannett Hall (
http://map.missouri.edu/bldgview.php?bldg=37061 ) Room: 85 (Tucker
Contact: Bruce Bartholow 573-882-1805 or bartholowb@missouri.edu
Description: The scientific study of racism has evolved from the use of
questionnaires -- simply asking people for their race-related attitudes
-- to sophisticated, computerized tasks designed to uncover hidden or
implicit racial biases that respondents are either unwilling or unable
to report. Such methods have proliferated in the past 20 years and have
even begun to capture the public's imagination. Do tasks like the
implicit association test really reveal differences in racial prejudice?
How should performance on such tasks be interpreted? This symposium
brings together experts in the fields of social cognition and cognitive
science to discuss the issues and present their latest research
Subject: World Refugee Day
Date/Time: June 18, 2011 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Refugee Garden at Broadway Christian Church
Contact:  Broadway Christian Church at 573-445-5312
Description: From 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. there will be a Community
Garden Bike Tour and from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. there will be a community
celebration featuring international food, children activities and
Subject: The Annual Juneteenth Days
Date/Time: June 18 and June 19, 2011 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Douglass Park
Contact:  Bill at 573-874-6379
Description: Celebrating African-American heritage-bands, choirs,
speakers, games and food.
City of Columbia
Human Rights Enhancement Program
Through the Human Rights Enhancement Program (HREP), the City of
Columbia is interested in contracting with local organizations to
provide human rights educational services in our community.  Services
pertaining to the issues of discrimination, diversity, inclusion,
tolerance, multicultural education and related human rights issues are
considered for funding.  The HREP is also intended to encourage
collaboration between organizations and individuals concerned with human
rights issues and assist them with leveraging other monies in the
support of these issues.

Contracts for up to $500, for human rights enhancement educational
services, are solicited on an on-going basis utilizing a standing
Request for Proposals (RFP) process. HREP funding is made available
annually, subject to budget appropriation, based on the City’s fiscal
year (October 1 – September 30). The HREP RFP for each fiscal year is
issued on a first come, first served basis from August 16 through August
15 (or until all funding is allocated). Proposals submitted by the 15th
of each month are considered at the next regularly scheduled meeting of
the HRC. If HREP funding is recommended by the City of Columbia Human
Rights Commission for a proposed program service, this recommendation is
forwarded to the City Manager for approval.

Proposal forms, along with detailed information about the HREP, can be
accessed on the City of Columbia web site:
or by contacting the Division of Human Services at (573)874-7488 (v),
(573) 874-7356 (tty) or emailing humanrights@gocolumbiamo.com (
mailto:hrc@gocolumbiamo.com ).
If you have information pertaining to human rights and/or diversity
issues in Columbia that you like to be included in the Human Rights
Update, please send the following information via e-mail to
humanrights@gocolumbiamo.com:your name or the name of your organization
the name of a contact person
brief summary of the information or event
as applicable, the date, time and location of the event

The Division of Human Services reserves the right to reject or edit
submissions for the Human Rights Update. Final determination of
publication rests solely with the Division of Human Services.

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