A new joint project in the Forest Lake area aims to ensure that all local residents are respected and included within our community. Everyone Belongs is an initiative of the Forest Lake Area School District, the YMCA Equity Innovation Center and area cities and townships. The project is intended to be ongoing, but will be launched with a series of learning events focused on helping residents understand inclusiveness.
The three learning sessions will help participants understand their own biases, explore what it means to live in a diverse community, and how to view actions and decisions through a lens of cultural inclusiveness.
The event dates and times are as follows:
October 29, 6:00-8:30 p.m. – Unconscious Bias
November 12, 6:00-8:30 p.m. – Dimensions of Diversity
November 19, 6:00-8:30 p.m. – Cultural Lens
All events will be held at Forest Lake Area High School in the cafeteria. Childcare is also provided on-site for all sessions.