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Learning from past large scale community projects, eg, 2010 Race Exhibit

June 11, 2017 Public Report On Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC)


In the June CoC meeting, a question was raised whether or not we can learn from past major events like Race Exibit as we attempt to build Rochester - a City of Compassion.

Here is some info on Race Exhibit

Faculty, staff and students of Mayo Clinic and visitors to Rochester have had a special opportunity to view an extraordinary exhibit entitled RACE: Are We so Different? at the Rochester Public Library.

The American Anthropological Association teamed with the Minnesota Science Museum in 2006 to create the original exhibit. Mayo Clinic joined with the Rochester Public Library so that the exhibit could be brought to the Rochester community this summer. Dawn Littleton (DL), Head of Public Services at Mayo Clinic Libraries, who assisted with the exhibit and two library employees who attended the exhibit offered these comments.



Race Exhibit Report






June 11, 2017 Public Report On Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC)



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DMC Impact(s): Health & Wellness

PlanScape(s): Best Practice ; Caring Relationship ; Civic Engagement ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Sustainability

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Date: 2017/06/11

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. could be an interesting first step.

The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
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