Social Equity Archives

2020 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2020 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 2020 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration took place Thursday, January 16, 2020. 2020 Columbia Values Diversity Award Nominees Individual Award Nominees Melissa Carr Dr. Debra Howenstine Nikki McGruder (winner) C...

Colubmbia Values Diversity: Student Writings 2020

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Colubmbia Values Diversity: Student Writings 2020

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This video was included as part of the 27th Annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. Students in grades 4–12 were invited to submit original essays or poetry for possible publication in the 2020 Columbia Values D...

Inclusive Excellence for Business

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Inclusive Excellence for Business

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Social Equity partner Inclusive Impact Institute and the University of Missouri's Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity work together to foster diversity, inclusion and equity in business culture in Columbia.

Live Well By Faith AED Training and Deployment

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Live Well By Faith AED Training and Deployment

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Six black churches in Columbia received new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) from the Live Well by Faith Public Health Commission this year. These expensive, potentially live-saving devices were acquired throu...

2019 MWBE/Expo Recap

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2019 MWBE/Expo Recap

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In August 2019 the MWBE Expo teamed up with Contractors Expo: Building Inclusive Partnerships. Here's a little bit of what happened ...

Live Well By Faith Wins National Award

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Live Well By Faith Wins National Award

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The Live Well By Faith (LWBF) program was honored by the Boone County Commission after receiving the 2019 National Association of Counties (NaCo) Achievement Award. LWBF also won the Missouri Association of Counties' ...

2019 Minority and Women Owned Business Expo Promo

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2019 Minority and Women Owned Business Expo Promo

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The Minority and Women Owned Business Expo is a great networking and business-generating opportunity. August 10, 2019 Beginning at 11 a.m. Parkade Center, 601 W Business Loop 70. FREE ADMISSION Reserve free booth spac...

2019 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar

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2019 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar

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The 2019 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar was held Friday, April 5, 2019, at City Hall in Columbia, Missouri. The seminar was hosted by the City of Columbia’s Human Rights and Disabilities Commissions and sponsored by...

2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Room at the Inn

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2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Room at the Inn

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Since 2008, Room at the Inn has provided winter shelter for homeless adults. From December through mid-March each year, Room at the Inn has provided a clean, safe place to warm up, have a meal, and get a good night's ...

2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Kari Utterback

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2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Kari Utterback

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Kari works extremely hard at organizing and promoting social diversity and cultural understanding in our community. She is a leader in the "Building Inclusive Communities" training program at the City of Columbia, fac...