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HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

YOU SEE IT RECORDING? YEP.

YES.

OKAY.

PERFECT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, KATIE.

TAKE CARE.

YOU TOO.

ALL RIGHT.

[ AGENDA EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CULTURE AND DIVERSITY CITIZENS ACTION COMMISSION Remote Meeting October 26, 2020 7:00 P.M. ]

WELL, GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY.

AND WELCOME TO THIS.

EVENING'S HUBER HEIGHTS, CULTURE AND DIVERSITY CITIZEN ACTION COMMISSION EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING.

I WILL NOW CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:03 PM.

OH.

AND BY THE WAY, MY NAME IS MS. JEAN NEWBIE AND I AM CURRENTLY THE EDUCATION, UM, SUB COMMITTEE PRO TEMP CHAIR.

I, THE NUMBER TWO ON THE AGENDA, WE WILL DO A ROLL CALL, DR.

FRED AKINS, MISS ME A HANUKKAH PRESENT.

THANK YOU TO MAKE THIS A LITTLE EASIER FOR YOU.

ME, LET ME TAKE MINUTES.

OKAY.

OKAY.

I'M SORRY.

UM, JEAN.

OKAY.

WELL I GUESS WE KNOW, UH, THAT'S QUITE ALL RIGHT, SIR.

AND HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK I CALLED MY SON BY MY LITTLE BROTHER'S NEPHEW.

YOU KNOW, HE SAID, DAD, I'M JONATHAN.

I WAS LIKE, I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

OH GOSH.

OKAY.

WELL WE WILL GO RIGHT TO NEW BUSINESS.

SO ITEM THREE, A APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR FOR THE EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE.

ARE THERE ANY VOLUNTEERS? WELL, UM, BASED ON PAST PRACTICES AND WHAT YOU SAID IN THE LAST.

OKAY.

WELL, I THOUGHT I WOULD JUST FOLLOW A PROTOCOL.

YEAH.

OKAY.

WELL, THANK YOU BOTH, YOU KNOW, FOR YOUR FAITH AND TRUST IN ME IN THIS POSITION.

OKAY.

IT HAS BEEN AGREED UPON THAT.

MISS JEAN NEWBIE WILL BE THE OFFICIAL CHAIRPERSON OF THE EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE.

THE I'S HAVE IT.

OH, OKAY.

YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THAT? HUH? OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THANK YOU AGAIN TO BOTH OF YOU.

OKAY.

WE WILL, UH, RIDE ALONG TO ITEM THREE B, WHICH IS THE PURPOSE AND MISSION OF A, UH, SUBCOMMITTEE EDUCATION SUB COMMITTEE IS WHAT IT SHOULD READ.

SO I AM NOT SURE IS FAR AS WITH THE BOTH OF YOU, BUT IN REGARDS TO THE PURPOSE AND MISSION, THE ONE IDEA THAT I HAD IN MIND, AND PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND FEEDBACK.

WHEN I THINK OF EDUCATION IN TERMS OF CULTURE AND DIVERSITY, I THINK ABOUT DIVERSITY SENSITIVITY TRAINING, UM, AS FAR AS ENGAGING DIFFERENT GROUPS OF PEOPLE, WHERE WE SHARE EXPERIENCES AND SCENARIOS, AS FAR AS HOW THEY WOULD, UM, HANDLE A CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCE PERTAINING TO DIVERSITY AND CULTURE.

SO THAT, THAT WAS SOMETHING I HAD IN MIND.

UM, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? UM, MS. MIA ON THE SAME LINES OR A LITTLE BIT, UM, IT'S THE SAME LINES TOO.

I, UM, I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORD, UM, HOW WE DO OUR TRAININGS A LITTLE.

I KNOW, I DON'T KNOW HOW THE CITY IS WITH THE NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER.

THAT'S HOW I KNOW WE HAVE ON CAMPUS.

WE HAVE TO DO THE SAME WAY BECAUSE THE EXECUTIVE ORDER DOESN'T ALLOW IF YOU'RE RECEIVING ANY FEDERAL FUNDING TO, TO HAVE DIFFERENT, UM, LIKE THE CULTURAL RACE THEORY, TRAININGS AND ALL THAT STUFF.

SO WE WILL.

UM, BUT I THINK THAT THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT I'M LOOKING AT FOR THE EDUCATION ALSO ON, UM, TO ADD TO A BIT OF THAT, ABOUT

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RACE AND ETHNICITY.

I ALSO, UM, WANT TO GET, UM, LIKE SOME EDUCATION ABOUT IMMIGRATION, YOU KNOW, ON LIKE THE IMMIGRANT FAMILIES THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COMMUNITY, UM, ABOUT CULTURAL, YOU KNOW, JUST AWARENESS OF DIFFERENT CULTURES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO I THAT'S MY, MY IDEA OF WHAT I WAS THINKING THAT THE EDUCATION PART OF THIS GROUP WOULD BE FOCUSING ON.

IS THOSE, WHAT DO YOU HAVE STATED IN THAT THE STATES ABOUT ARE ABOUT THE DIFFERENT CULTURES THAT WE HAVE, NOT JUST ABOUT RACE AND ETHNICITY, BUT ABOUT CULTURE AS WELL.

SO WHERE THERE, UM, LIKE FOR INSTANCE, WE HAVE THE, UM, THE TURKISH FAMILY THAT WERE DOING THE COMMUNITY UNITY RALLY FOR, UM, THINGS LIKE THAT AND OUR, ABOUT A LOT OF OUR LATINO BUSINESSES AND STUFF, JUST TO CELEBRATE DIFFERENT CULTURES AS WELL.

SO, AND EDUCATE OTHERS ABOUT, ABOUT DIFFERENT CULTURE ALONG WITH RACE AND TRADINGS AS, UM, AS YOU HAD SUGGESTED.

OKAY.

OKAY.

UM, HOW ABOUT YOURSELF, MR. FRED? WHAT, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? I THINK PRETTY MUCH ALONG THE SAME LINES, I THINK MORE SPECIFICALLY, UM, PUTTING TOGETHER DIFFERENT FORUMS THAT, THAT, THAT THIS COMMITTEE WOULD KIND OF STEER HAND THOSE THINGS.

UM, SO I GUESS TIME AND ESTABLISHED AND TIMES AND PLACES FOR THOSE THINGS MIGHT BE, UM, AN ISSUE IN THIS TIME OF COVID, IF WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT, UM, VIRTUAL, IT COULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO, TO REACH MAYBE A BROADER, A BROADER AMOUNT OF NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN, AND MAYBE PEOPLE WHO CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS WHEN THEY CALL INTO THE IT'S, THEY'LL GO INTO THE FORUMS, AT LEAST THE, SO THEY DON'T, I DUNNO, SO SUBJECT TO PUBLIC SCRUTINY, UM, AND WHEN YOU GO INTO THOSE KINDS OF THINGS, SO TO, UH, TO AVOID THAT, UM, BUT I, I THINK IT'S, YOU KNOW, IT MIGHT BE AN EVEN BETTER OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DO THAT.

SO THEN, THEN HAVING PEOPLE COME TOGETHER PHYSICALLY, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT FIGHTS BREAKING OUT, UM, ALL THAT KINDA STUFF.

UM, CAUSE YOU JUST NEVER REALLY CAN CONTROL.

AND THAT'S, THAT'S ONE OF THE CHALLENGES, YOU KNOW, HERE, WE WANT TO BRING TOGETHER PEOPLE WHO LEGITIMATELY AND SINCERELY WANT TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER CULTURES, RIGHT.

AND, UM, TO AVOID THE, THE, THE MYRIAD THINGS THAT COULD HAPPEN.

AND THEN YOU LIKE THIS AND THAT.

AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, BEING IN THIS ONLINE PLATFORM MIGHT GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO SHOULD OUR MAIN FOCUS BE DIVERSITY? UM, TRAINING IS OUR AS WELL, REALLY? THAT WILL LEAD TO ITEM THREE C UM, AS FAR AS INITIATIVES, SHOULD THAT BE ONE OF OUR INITIATIVES, AS FAR AS, UM, DIVERSITY SENSITIVITY TRAINING OR THE EDUCATION DO WE HAVE? YEAH.

AND I GUESS THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION TO SEGUE INTO, INTO MY, ONE OF MY CONCERNS IS DO WE HAVE SOMEONE ON THE COUNCIL THAT CAN, THAT'S QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE THAT KIND OF TRAINING TO, TO MEMBERS OF THE BOARD FIRST SO THAT WE DON'T GET OUT THERE IN THE PUBLIC STARTING AND START THESE CONVERSATIONS AND KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THE FALLOUT? BECAUSE I, YOU KNOW, I'VE SEEN THAT GO BACK A COUPLE OF TIMES WHERE YOU HAVE PEOPLE IN THE ROOM AND NOBODY IN THE ROOM IS TRAINED TO HANDLE THOSE KINDS OF CONVERSATIONS.

YOU GOT TO HAVE SOMEBODY IN THE ROOM THAT UNDERSTANDS NUMBER ONE, FACILITATION KEEPING CONTROL OF THE MEETING, BUT GIVING PEOPLE ENOUGH ROOM TO, TO, TO SAY WHAT THEY NEED TO SAY AND UNDERSTAND THAT, THAT, THAT, THAT SPACE REALLY DOES NEED TO BE A SAFE SPACE WHERE, UM, FOLKS CAN EXERCISE THEIR THOUGHTS WITHOUT JUDGMENT.

RIGHT.

SO IT'S DIFFICULT TO FIND SOMEBODY THAT CAN DO THAT AND TRAIN THE PEOPLE ON THE COMMITTEE.

YEAH.

YEAH.

THAT'S A VERY GOOD POINT BECAUSE HOW CAN WE, YOU KNOW, BE SUCCESSFUL AS A COMMITTEE COMMISSION OVERALL TO TRAIN THE COMMUNITY? IF WE'RE NOT, YES.

OKAY.

UNCLE HENRY, I'M SORRY.

OR DO WE HAVE A BUDGET BECAUSE I KNOW TO BRING IT UP, I KNOW IT'S STEPPED, BUT TO BRING IN THOSE TRAINERS BECAUSE I CAN REACH OUT.

I HAVE, UM, WE DO A LOT OF DIFFERENT TRAINING AND I'VE, I HAVE A NETWORK, UM, YOU CAN REACH OUT TO, UM, DIFFERENT GROUPS, BUT I KNOW THAT THEY CHARGE.

SO, UM, SO WE NEED TO LOOK AT, UM, IS THERE A WAY THAT WE HAVE A BUDGET TO SPEND ON, UM, LIKE WHAT, WHAT IS THIS, THIS LETS ME KNOW HOW, WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY IS LIKE WHAT LEVEL OF TRAINING.

CAUSE WE HAVE SOME, I HAVE SOME CONNECTION TO LIKE, WHO DOES NATIONAL TRAINING? OF COURSE THEY'RE GOING TO COST A LOT MORE.

UM, AND THEN I HAVE SOME THAT ARE, UM, ARE TRAINERS THAT ARE IN A COMMUNITY THAT

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HAVE DONE THESE TRAININGS FOR US, FOR OUR OWN GROUPS ON CAMPUS.

AND SO, UM, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE PAID THEM, BUT I DO KNOW THAT THEY'RE NOT FREE.

SO.

OKAY.

UM, I GUESS, WELL, SHOULD WE ASK OUR MADAM CHAIR TO SEE IF THERE IS A BUDGET OVERALL FOR THE COMMISSION? AND IF SO, IF THERE COULD BE A LINE ITEM ADDED, IT REFERENCED TO THIS SUBCOMMITTEE COMMITTEE AS FAR AS HAVING, UM, DIVERSITY TRAINING GIVEN TO THE MEMBERS.

OKAY.

AND WE CAN EVEN OPEN THAT UP.

IF IT'S GOING TO BE, UH, RESOURCES EXPENDED, IT MAY BE BENEFICIAL TO OPEN IT UP TO ALL OF THE CITY EMPLOYEES, UM, AT LEAST GET A, UM, A BIGGER BANG FOR YOUR BUCK IF YOU WILL.

UH, AND, AND, AND MAYBE EVEN THE CITY MIGHT EVEN HAVE SOMETHING LINED UP ALREADY FOR DIVERSITY.

I KNOW YOU DON'T GO AHEAD, WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR ALL, LIKE MAYBE ALL THE COMMISSION MEMBERS, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE ALL DIFFERENT BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND THAT WAY YOU PAY FOR ONE, LIKE YOU SAID, ONE PERSON AND THEY MAY NOT CARE HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU HAVE IN THE ROOM, UNLESS ALL IT DEPENDS ON HOW IMMERSIVE THE TRAINING IS OR MATERIALS THAT NEED TO BE PROVIDED.

SO IT MIGHT BE A PER PERSON COST.

BUT, UM, IT JUST, AGAIN, DEPENDING ON WHAT THE TRAINING IS, AND I DON'T, I DON'T, I DON'T KNOW ANYONE THAT OPERATES IN THAT SPACE.

UM, I KNOW PEOPLE THAT WE CAN PROBABLY BRING IN AS SPEAKERS, BUT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT SPEAKERS, THAT'S MUCH DIFFERENT THAN A TRAINING, BUT THE TRAINING IS A LITTLE BIT MORE COMPREHENSIVE.

I, UM, I I'VE BEEN TO MANY TRAININGS, SO I CAN LOOK AT DIFFERENT GROUPS THAT WE'VE DONE IN RETREATS, WORKING IN A DIVERSITY CENTER, THAT THE ONE THAT DO WHAT WE DO A LOT OF DIFFERENT TRAININGS OURSELVES.

SO, BUT I CAN REACH OUT TO DEFINITELY, UM, SOME OF THE DIFFERENT GROUPS THAT I'VE BEEN THROUGH THAT HAVE DONE TRAININGS FOR US, SO THAT ARE LOCAL AND THEY CAN DO IT VIRTUALLY BECAUSE I KNOW, UH, SINCLAIR USES THEM AND WE USE THEM AS WELL.

WE'VE BEEN THROUGH DIFFERENT THINGS IN OUR, IN OUR, UM, CONSORTIUM'S THAT WE'RE IN, BUT SO DEFINITELY, UM, AS SOON AS WE FIND OUT WHAT KIND OF A BUDGET WE CAN LOOK AT AND OPEN IT UP, AND I LIKED THE IDEA OF OPENING IT UP TO ALL THE COMMISSIONS AND CITY COUNCIL AND CITY EMPLOYEES, BECAUSE IF YOU'RE PAYING SOMEBODY TO DO IT MIGHT AS WELL HAVE THEM DO IT ALL AT ONE TIME FOR EVERYBODY.

CAUSE THIS CAN BENEFIT EVERYBODY, NOT JUST OUR COMMISSION.

OKAY.

WELL, I CAN DO, I CAN, UM, CONTACT, UM, MS. STEPHENS AS SHE IS THE CHAIR TO ASK IF THERE IS A BUDGET, UM, FOR US IN PLACE AND GET THAT INFORMATION BEFORE WE HAVE OUR COMMISSION MEETING NEXT THURSDAY.

OKAY.

UM, I WANT TO GO BACK TO PURPOSE AND MISSION.

UM, SO IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE, THE SIZE DIVERSITY CERTIFICATE TRAINING THAT WE SHOULD FOCUS ON? UM, I DEFINITELY WANT TO DO WHICH YOU DID FRED, AS FAR AS HAVING AN OUTLINE OF THE PURPOSE AND COMMISSION LIKE YOU DID.

I JUST DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TIME TO GET THAT PREPPED PRIOR TO THIS MEETING, BUT, UM, THIS WEEK I HAVE MORE TIME TO, YOU KNOW, WORK ON THAT.

BUT IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU GUYS CAN THINK IN TERMS OF WHAT THE PURPOSE SHOULD BE FOR THIS SUBCOMMITTEE? WELL, I THINK IF WE'RE GONNA, IF IT'S EDUCATION, I THINK WE NEED TO CENTER IT AROUND, UM, PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT, UM, THAT, THAT NEEDS TO BE THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO EDUCATE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF HUBER HEIGHTS, NOT JUST THE COMMISSION AND ALL THAT ABOUT W W WE NEED TO START HERE WITH, WITH THE FOLKS THAT ARE OPERATING IN THIS SPACE AND CULTURE AND DIVERSITY.

AND, AND OF COURSE THE CITY COUNCIL AND MAYBE OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS AT THE PEOPLE WHO MANAGE OTHER FOLKS IN THE, UH, IN, IN, IN THE CITY START THERE.

BUT, UM, THE, THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF COURSE, IS TO, UH, BRING UP THE, THE, THE AWARENESS OF THE RESIDENTS OF HUBER HEIGHTS OR INCREASE THE AWARENESS OF THOSE FOLKS THAT LIVE IN HUBER HEIGHTS, AS IT RELATES TO DIVERSITY MATTERS AND THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF OTHER PEOPLE, OTHER OF THE CITIZENS.

SO I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE SOME SOMEWHERE IN THAT REALM,

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IF YOU WOULD.

OKAY.

SO BASICALLY YOU JUST AS EDUCATING THE RESIDENTS, UM, THE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, THOSE THAT WORK FOR THE CITY ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DIVERSITY AND CULTURE.

YEAH.

YEP.

BUT NOW WHAT DOES THAT SOUND LIKE TO THE AVERAGE PEOPLE THAT ARE WALKING AROUND IN MITRE OR, OR KROGER, RIGHT.

HOW DOES THAT, HOW DOES THAT AFFECT THEM? BECAUSE WHEN WE TALK ABOUT EDUCATION, WE NEED TO, WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT LIKE EVERYBODY.

SO HOW DO WE PULL THEM INTO THAT, INTO THAT PURPOSE AND MISSION THAT'S CHALLENGE.

RIGHT.

RIGHT.

WELL, WHAT WE CAN DO LIKE WE DID WITH THE OTHER COMMITTEE, UM, I CAN START A DRAFT AND YOU KNOW, THAT BETWEEN THE THREE OF US, WE CAN LIKE IMPLEMENT, YOU KNOW, SOME IDEAS TO PUT INTO, UM, THE PURPOSE AND MISSION AS WELL.

BUT I DEFINITELY SEE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, BECAUSE IT'S VERY BROAD.

YOU WANNA MAKE IT CENTERED TO THE RESIDENTS OF HUBER HEIGHTS.

YEAH.

YEAH.

AND I THINK THAT THE MISSION SHOULD BE BROAD, RIGHT.

IT SHOULD BE A BIG, HAIRY, AUDACIOUS GOAL, BUT IT SHOULD BE BROAD AS WELL.

UM, AND, AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS WHEN YOU GO INTO THE PURPOSE, THEN YOU KINDA POINTING TO SOME THINGS IN SPECIFIC THAT, THAT, THAT, THAT THE COMMITTEE WANTS TO ACHIEVE AS IS, YOU KNOW, MAYBE NOT AS MANY SENTENCES, BUT I WOULD TRY TO KEEP IT TO ABOUT THREE SENTENCES.

UM, BUT THE MISSION YOU WANT TO TRY TO KNOCK THAT OUT IN ONE SENTENCE OR NO MORE THAN TWO.

NO WORRIES.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WELL, I CAN START A DRAFT AND THEN, YOU KNOW, EMAIL IT AMONGST US AND WE CAN JUST, YOU KNOW, PUT IN SOME IDEAS, DOES THAT SOUND LIKE A PLAN FOR EVERYBODY? OKAY.

SO THREE SENTENCES.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL THAT LIKE, LIKE HE WAS SAYING, MISSION STATEMENTS ARE USUALLY JUST ONE OR TWO SENTENCES AND IT, AND LIKE YOU SAID, IT'S BROAD BECAUSE IT'S JUST YOUR MISSION OF LIKE, LIKE WE SAID, WE'RE EDUCATING THE COMMUNITY, THE CITY, THAT THAT WOULD BE A MISSION AND THEN PURPOSE OR VISION WOULD BE THAT'S WHERE YOU START PUTTING YOUR TOP THREE GOALS.

I ALWAYS, I DO.

I ALWAYS LIMIT MY GOALS TO ABOUT THREE, BECAUSE I THINK ONE OR TWO OF THOSE, I'VE, IT'S A SUCCESS THAT YOU CAN GET, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU START TO GET A WHOLE BULLET LIST OF TONS OF STUFF, IT'S SORT OF OVERWHELMING, EVEN FOR PEOPLE READING IT.

SO LIKE WANTING TO GET PEOPLE TO BUY IN, WE NEED TO MAKE IT AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE.

SO THEY, THEY WOULD FEEL SO THAT'S, THAT'S THE PURPOSE THAT YOU COME OUT, RIGHT? MIA.

YEAH.

SO THE MISSION SHOULD BE LIKE, IF YOU ARE THE IDEAL STATE FOR, UM, FOR, FOR THE COMMUNITY, UM, WHAT, WHAT WOULD IT, IF YOU COULD ARTICULATE WHAT THAT WOULD BE THE MISSION OF AND, AND BRAND DEALS, VISION, IF YOU WOULD, OF, OF, OF WHAT YOU COULD ACCOMPLISH WITH THAT WOULD THAT ORGANIZATIONAL WITH THAT, UM, WITH THAT BODY OF FOLKS THAT YOU GOT TO WORK WITH.

GOT IT.

OKAY.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

OKAY.

SO WHAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED OVERALL AS FAR AS THE CITY, IS THAT WHAT OUR FOCUS SHOULD BE? YEAH.

AND THAT'S THE MISSION, THE MISSION AND THE, UH, THE, THE, UM, THE, UH, WHAT'S THE WORD I'M LOOKING FOR PURPOSE AND AS ME KIND OF THROW ANOTHER WORD IN IT VISION, BUT IT'S PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING.

SO THE PURPOSE IS SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT MORE DIRECTED.

OKAY.

OKAY.

AS FAR AS THE GOALS THAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVE.

YEAH.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

GOT IT.

OKAY.

I'LL START PREPARING A DRAFT THIS WEEK AND WE'LL JUST PUT AN IDEAS TOGETHER.

UM, NOW WHEN DO WE WANT TO HAVE THIS FINAL EYES? DO WE WANT TO HAVE THIS FINALIZED BEFORE OUR MEETING ON THE FIFTH WITH THE, UM, COMMISSION HAS A WHOLE LITTLE BIT MORE TIME TO REFINED? YEAH.

I WOULD SAY LET'S GET A DRAFT, BUT I

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DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE YOU PROBABLY COULD, BUT I MEAN, I WOULD SAY LET'S AIM FOR A DRAFT BY NEXT WEEK.

I MEAN, IF WE USE EMAIL AND GO BACK AND FORTH, WE CAN COME UP WITH A NICE DRAFT BEFORE THEN.

UM, IT JUST DEPENDS ON, YOU KNOW, HOW DILIGENT YOU ARE ABOUT, WELL, I AM NOW TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE FREE TIME.

CAUSE LAST WEEK WAS CRAZY.

I WILL DEFINITELY GET THIS DONE.

SO I TELL YOU ALL WHAT TODAY IS MONDAY.

OKAY.

WEDNESDAY, I WILL SEND YOU A DRAFT OF IDEAS THAT I PREPARED INITIALLY.

THEN WE CAN JUST, YOU KNOW, USE THAT DRAFT WITH IDEAS AND HAVE THAT FINALIZED.

I WILL SAY IT BY NEXT MONDAY A WEEK.

WOULD THAT BE ENOUGH TIME? YEP.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO WE'LL HAVE THE FIRST DRAFT BY NEXT MONDAY TO EMAIL, YOU JUST REMINDED ME, JEAN, WHAT DID WE SAY? WHAT TIME OUR, UM, MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE GOING TO BE, UM, FOR THE COMMISSION.

YEAH, THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT I'M CHECKING MY CALENDAR.

WAS IT 7:00 PM? THE CITIES, THE HUBER HEIGHTS, CITY SCHOOLS, STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING IS THAT SAME NIGHT.

OH, IS IT THE FIRST THURSDAY OR JUST THIS IT'S FOR NOVEMBER.

IT'S THAT? SAME NIGHT AS THE FIRST THURSDAY.

SO I WAS CHECKING MY CALENDAR AND I THOUGHT, OH YEAH, SURE.

HOW I'M GOING TO DO BOTH MEETINGS.

I MAY JUST HAVE TO SCOOT ON OUT OF THAT MEETING EARLY AND BE A LITTLE LATE.

I'LL FIGURE SOMETHING OUT.

OKAY.

I'M GLAD I REMINDED IT'S LIKE, I JUST LOOKED AT THE CALENDAR.

I'M LIKE, I'M GLAD I LOOKED AT.

I DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE IT.

I'M GOING TO HAVE TO PUT THAT FIRST THURSDAY AT SEVEN ON MY CALENDAR THAT REOCCUR SO I CAN REMEMBER.

OKAY.

OKAY.

YES, YES, SIR.

OKAY.

EVERYBODY, UM, WE CAN GO BACK TO ITEM THREE C WHICH INITIATIVES OFFICE COMMITTEE.

SO I'M THINKING WITH OUR INITIATIVES PRETTY MUCH BE OUR PURPOSE, AS FAR AS THE GOAL WE WANT TO ATTAIN.

IS THAT HOW YOU ALL SEE IT OR DIFFERENTLY? WELL, I THINK YOU COULD USE IF HE ESTABLISHED SOME INITIATIVES THAT COULD BE USED IN THE PURPOSE.

DEFINITELY.

UM, SO I MEAN, LIKE BY, FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE WANTED TO ESTABLISH A QUARTERLY, UH, WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT? A, UM, EDUCATION SESSIONS, SEMINAR, WHATEVER THAT MIGHT BE, UH, DIRECTED TOWARD A SPECIFIC SUBJECT.

RIGHT.

SO IF, AND I'M TRYING TO THINK, WHAT WOULD SOME OF THE SUBJECTS BE? UH, IT COULD BE, UM, MANAGING ACROSS CULTURES FOR PEOPLE, FOR BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE, UM, IN THE INDUSTRY OR IN THE, UH, THE, THE CITY THAT HAVE A MULTICULTURAL WORKFORCE.

SO THAT MIGHT BE LIKE A, A SEMINAR THAT WE COULD HAVE, OR, YOU KNOW, JUST ENGAGING OTHER PEOPLE.

SO, YOU KNOW, JUST COORDINATING THINGS THAT WE CAN DO OR, OR LET'S SET SOME QUARTERLY DATES WHERE WE CAN TARGET, UM, SEMINARS AND STUFF LIKE THAT, AND JUST DO THIS SPACE HERE.

AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S GOING TO BE HARD TO DO VIRTUALLY, BUT, UM, CAUSE THE INTERACTION AND HOW DO YOU, LIKE, HOW DO YOU CONTROL THAT, THAT, AND THAT, WHAT DOES THIS TEAMS, AND I DON'T KNOW NEW PEOPLE, BUT WHOEVER THE FACILITY, THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE A FACILITATOR.

AND THEN IF YOU HAVE SPEAKERS COMING IN AND DIDN'T NEED TO HAVE A MODERATOR THAT CAN MEET PEOPLE WHEN IT'S FUN AND KICK PEOPLE OUT, WHEN, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU OPEN IT UP TO THE PUBLIC LIKE THAT, UM, YOU GOT A LOT OF MOVING PARTS YOU CAN SET UP.

I DON'T KNOW.

UM, I KNOW THE, I THINK IT'S THE PAY PART OF THE ZOOM CAN LIKE LECTURES.

CAUSE I HAVE BEEN THROUGH SEMINARS AND THINGS LIKE THIS WHERE IT'S TWO OR 300 PEOPLE IN AND YOU CAN'T HAVE THAT MANY PEOPLE ON AT ONE TIME.

SO I'LL YOU SEE AS THE PANEL AND THEY, UM, THEY COME IN LIKE AUTOMATICALLY MUTED, BUT THEY'RE PART OF THAT.

AND THEN THE UNA THAT THEY CAN WRITE THEIR QUESTIONS IN, BUT THEY CAN'T JUST LIKE COME AND SPEAK ON THEIR OWN.

THEY

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HAVE TO BE ABLE TO RAISE THEIR HANDS.

THEY CAN BE UN-MUTED, BUT ALL THEY WOULD SEE AS THE PANEL AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ATTENDING WENT AND SEE ALSO THE PARTICIPANTS.

SO THAT KEEPS SOME OF THE PRIVACY LISTS TOO.

SO THEY LIKE, THEY WOULDN'T SEE THE WHOLE TWO OR 300 PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THERE OR NOT.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT WE'LL GET TWO OR 300 PEOPLE, BUT I'VE BEEN THROUGH LARGE, UM, LARGE WEBINARS USING ZOOM THAT WAY, EVERYTHING, EVERYBODY THAT ANY OF THE SEMINARS I'VE BEEN TO HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ZOOM.

SO ZOOM HAS A CAPABILITY OF, UM, TO SET SOMETHING UP LIKE THAT.

SO YOU CAN HAVE LIKE A W A WORKSHOP SPEAKER OR, UM, WE CAN CALL THIS A SPEAKER SERIES OR WHATEVER SERIES, HOW WE WANTED TO DO, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THAT WE COULD DO QUARTERLY.

AND I LIKED THAT IDEA OF, UM, HAVING DIFFERENT TOPICS.

EVERY WE LIKE WE CAN, LIKE, I LOVE THE BUSINESS IDEA.

SO HOW DO BUSINESS MANAGERS INTERACT WITH, UM, A CULTURAL DIVERSE WORKFORCE? YOU KNOW, THE CUSTOMERS.

SO THIS COULD BE A BENEFIT OR FOR THE BUSINESSES THAT ARE HERE.

AND THEN WE COULD LOOK AT, UM, ONCE FOR EVERYDAY CITIZENS, YOU KNOW, JUST A RESIDENCE LIKE THIS IS WHAT IS, UH, UH, A DIVERSE COMMUNITY.

IS IT LET THE POSITIVES OF, SO, YOU KNOW, WE GET DIFFERENT TOPICS.

SO I LOVE THAT IDEA, FRED DOING LIKE A, A QUARTERLY SERIES THAT'S YEAH.

QUARTERLY GIVES US ENOUGH TIME TO PLAN WITHOUT PUTTING TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON THE COMMITTEE.

YEAH.

YEAH.

AND I AGREE, ESPECIALLY WITH A FORMAT LIKE STEM, WHERE WHOEVER, OR HELP MODERATE, THEY CAN MUTE INDIVIDUALS, EMIT THEM IN.

CAUSE I'VE BEEN ON NUMEROUS ZOOM CALLS OR DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS WHERE WE HAVE LARGE ATTENDANCE AND THAT'S THE WAY IT'S BEEN FACILITATED.

AND, UM, THE AUDIENCE DEFINITELY BUSINESS MANAGERS, RESIDENTS.

AND, UM, WHAT ABOUT THE, I'M THINKING ABOUT THE YOUTH IN THE COMMUNITY, AS FAR AS WE'LL SAY THAT TEENAGE COLLEGE STUDENT AUDIENCE OR YOUNG ADULT, UM, LIKE PAST AKA, WELL, FIRST THING HE COMES, MAN IS AGE DISCRIMINATION.

UM, WELL, NO, THAT'S TRUE.

THAT'S TRUE.

THAT'S TRUE.

BECAUSE THE WAY, THE WAY I'M THINKING ABOUT IT IS, YOU KNOW, FOR THAT AUDIENCE TO LEARN AT THEIR AGE, THE IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY.

UM, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THAT TYPE OF TRAINING, SENSITIVITY TRAINING, AND MAY BE A LITTLE BIT TOO ADVANCED FOR THEM.

SO I THINK, AND I THINK THAT THAT GENERATION THAT YOU JUST OUTLINED IS PROBABLY MORE CULTURALLY AWARE THAN THE TWO GENERATIONS BEFORE IT, WE COULD PROBABLY LEARN A LOT FROM THEM HONESTLY.

SO TO SPLIT THEM INTO A SEPARATE GROUP, THAT'S THE MAJORITY, THAT'S THE MAJORITY OF THE AUDIENCE THAT I, UM, THAT I DRAINED.

SO, I MEAN, I WORK WITH COLLEGE AGED STUDENTS AND WE GO, WE GO INTO HIGH SCHOOLS AS WELL.

SO TH THESE ARE THE KIDS THEY'RE PROBABLY OUT OF EVERYBODY, I THINK THE MORE OPEN TO LEARNING AND THEY ALSO KNOW A LOT MORE THAN I ALWAYS TELL THEM.

I SAID, YOU'D BE SURPRISED JUST AS MUCH WHAT THEY REALLY KNOW AT THIS AGE.

THEY OPEN TO THINK FOR US, UM, FOR US, LIKE YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW TO, HOW TO GET THAT AUDIENCE ENGAGED.

IT'S SO HARD FOR US TO GET SOME, IT'S USUALLY THE SAME STUDENTS THAT I SEE AT MY EVENTS.

SO IT'S LIKE, SO HOW TO OPEN IT UP.

AND THAT'S THE QUESTION WE ALWAYS HAVE ON CAMPUS TOO, IS HOW DO WE GET OTHER PEOPLE TO COME INTO THIS, NOT THE SAME GROUP OF PEOPLE ALL THE TIME, US, UM, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO THIS, UH, VIRTUALLY OTHER THAN WE DO, UM, INCENTIVES LIKE, YOU KNOW, FOR US, UH, FOR US, WE OFFER CLASS CREDITS.

SO I ALWAYS WORK WITH A FACULTY MEMBER AND WE OFFER EXTRA CREDIT.

UM, IF WE CAN DO IT IN PERSON, FOOD IS A BIG THING AND MAKE IT, UM, EDUCATIONAL, BUT ALSO MAYBE SOMEWHAT ENTERTAINING.

SO LIKE THEY, LIKE WE DO.

UM, ONE OF THE MOST, ONE OF THE MORE POPULAR TRAININGS WE DO IS HOW TO INCORPORATE HIP HOP INTO OUR DIVERSITY TRAINING FOR THAT.

AND I'VE BEEN THROUGH A DIFFERENT TRAINING, UM, FIGURE CONFERENCES WHERE THEY TALK ABOUT THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO AN ART, YOU KNOW, THAT

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WAY IT'S, UH, IT'S EDUCATIONAL, BUT IT'S ALSO ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINING, AND IT KEEPS ACTIVE, YOU KNOW, ENGAGED.

SO, SO WE CAN LOOK AT THINGS LIKE THAT FOR THAT AGE GROUP THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

WE CAN INCORPORATE THINGS THAT ARE INTERESTING TO THEM AND THAT KEEPS THEM.

YEAH.

YEAH.

BUT THAT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA FOR THAT DEMOGRAPHIC, BUT YEAH, I DON'T WANT TO, YOU KNOW, GO OFF AS FAR AS WHAT BRAD JUST MENTIONED, WE DON'T WANT TO BE DISCRIMINATORY, YOU KNOW, AND MAKE SURE IT'S ALL INCLUSIVE.

SO YEAH.

BUT HOW YOU REACH DIFFERENT GROUPS, LIKE YOUR EXAMPLE, YOU JUST MENTIONED MIA, YOU HAVE TO USE DIFFERENT TACTICS.

SO I DEFINITELY AGREE WITH THAT GENERATION HIP HOP FOOD.

THOSE ARE TWO MUSIC REALLY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS, YOU KNOW, THAT'S DO FACTORS THAT'S APPEALING TO THEM.

OKAY.

SO AS FAR AS THE INITIATIVES, IT SOUNDS LIKE WE'RE THINKING ABOUT DOING QUARTERLY SEMINAR SPEAKER SERIES, IT'LL BE FOCUSED ON DIFFERENT, UM, TOPICS, EDUCATIONAL TOPICS IN REGARDS TO DIVERSITY.

IS THAT WHAT THE CONSENSUS IS AT THIS POINT? OH, YES, SIR.

WHAT ABOUT LIKE A RESOURCE LIST? UM, LIKE THERE IS ALL KINDS OF LIKE, LIKE, EVEN FOR EXAMPLE, WE'RE DOING THE STATE OF OHIO IS DOING A DIVERSITY CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY.

THAT'S FREE, IT'S AN ALL DAY WORKSHOP, UH, CONFERENCE.

UM, OR IF THEY'RE MINIMAL COSTS, WE CAN ALWAYS TELL THEM TO IF THERE'S MINIMAL, LIKE, UM, WE CAN, I COME ACROSS A LOT OF THESE DIFFERENT ONE OR TWO HOUR, UM, DIFFERENT KINDS OF CONFERENCES THAT ARE NO CHARGE, BUT THEY, FOR TOPICS SUCH THAT HAS TO DO WITH, UM, ALL DIFFERENT TOPICS, SUCH AS COVID IN THE ASIAN COMMUNITY AND THEN THE RACE AND DIVERSITY AND ALL THAT, THAT WEEK.

LIKE I GET THESE A LOT BECAUSE OF WHAT I'M DOING, BUT WHAT ABOUT, WE HAVE LIKE A RESOURCE ON OUR, ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA OR ON OUR WEBSITE OR ANYTHING THAT WE CAN HAVE THIS FOR PEOPLE TO SAY, IF YOU WANT TO LOOK AT MORE TRAININGS OUTSIDE, YOU KNOW? YEAH.

I LIKE THAT SOMETHING THAT WE CAN PUT THOSE LINKS ON AND, UM, AND PEOPLE CAN VISIT IF THEY WANT TO, YOU KNOW, BUT IT'S MY, MY THING IS THAT SOMEBODY ELSE HAS ALREADY DOING ALL THE WORK.

YEAH.

THAT'S ARE, AND THESE ARE BIGGER ORGANIZATIONS.

SO DEFINITELY, UM, I, I MEAN, I, I GET THEM ALL THE TIME.

I GET THEM IN THE COMMUNITY A LOT BECAUSE I'M PART OF DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO LIKE THE LATINO CONNECTION HAS, UM, DOES A LOT OF TRAININGS ON STUFF.

AND THEN I KNOW THAT THE, UM, WELCOME DAYTON DOES TOO.

SO, SO IF THEY'RE DOING SOMETHING AND THE STATE OF OHIO HAS THEIR OWN, THAT WE DO THE SAME THING.

SO WE HAVE THESE DIFFERENT WORKSHOPS OR WHATEVER, WE CAN DO A RESOURCE LIST THAT PEOPLE CAN VISIT TO, UH, HERE'S SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND TRAININGS THAT WE HAVE, OR EVEN A LIST, UH, LINKS TO BOOKS OR ARTICLES OR RESOURCES THAT THEY CAN READ.

AND, YOU KNOW, I JUST DON'T, I THINK, UM, IT'S ALREADY OUT THERE AND WHY, LIKE I SAID, WHY REINVENT THE WHEEL? WHEN SOMEBODY, YOU CAN JUST UTILIZE THAT AND OFFER THAT AS A, LIKE A, AS A SUBCOMMITTEE RESOURCE ON OUR WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK, OR ONE OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES THAT WE HAVE.

YEAH.

THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.

YEAH, DEFINITELY.

THERE'S NO NEED TO REINVENT THE WHEEL WHERE THERE'S ALREADY PLETHORA OF INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO THIS SUBJECT, AND IT'S CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED, YOU KNOW, UM, ESPECIALLY NOW, BUT YEAH, I AGREE.

THAT'S GOOD IDEA.

AND THAT'S A LOT OF ORGANIZATIONS JUST DOING FREE TRAINING AND STUFF LIKE THAT, BUT, UM, YOU HAVE TO REGISTER, SO WE HAVE TO DO THINGS THAT ARE, I MEAN, AS SOON AS WE GET IT, PUT IT ON THE WEBSITE, WE PUT LIKE A PUBLIC SPACE KIND OF THING.

THAT'S THE, I COULD SEE THAT BEING USEFUL.

OKAY.

GOOD IDEA.

SO I'M NOT SURE HOW WE DO THAT ON THE CITY'S WEBPAGE.

I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY, HOW THE CITY WORKS.

I KNOW ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, WE ARE EDITORS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

SO WE CAN ADD, ADD THINGS TO THE, TO OUR, UH, OUR COMMISSION PAGE.

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DO YOU KNOW WHO MAY, UM, MONITOR THE WEB PAGE? WHO'S THE, UM, WEBMASTER? I HAVE NO IDEA WHO DOES THAT IN THE CITY, BUT WE CAN ASK KATIE TO SEE IF THERE'S, UM, IF THERE'S A WAY THAT WE CAN, UM, GIVE THESE TO THE WEBMASTER OR IF HE CAN MAKE LIKE ONE OF US TO LIKE, I'LL BE WILLING TO UPDATE LINKS AND THINGS.

SO I, I DO OUR OWN WEB PAGE.

SO I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT KNOWLEDGE, NOT LIKE NOWHERE NEAR THE EXPERT ON A WEBSITE MANAGEMENT, BUT I KNOW ENOUGH TO ADD AND DELETE, YOU KNOW, THINGS TO IT.

SO IF THEY, IF THEY'RE WILLING TO US DOING THAT, OR I CAN GIVE WHOEVER THEM A LIST OF HERE'S OUR, LIKE, HERE'S OUR RESOURCES, HERE'S SOME MORE LINKS UPDATE THIS ONE'S PAST, OR, YOU KNOW? HMM.

HMM.

OKAY.

BECAUSE I WONDER IF WE WOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT THROUGH THE CITY COUNCIL WEBSITE, THE REASON WHY I'M SAYING THIS, I'M THINKING ABOUT THE OTHER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

IF THEY HAVE THAT SAME TYPE OF AVAILABILITY, AS FAR AS POSTING ANY TYPE OF RESOURCES OR INFORMATION THAT PERTAIN TO THEIR PARTICULAR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, YOU SEE WHAT I'M SAYING? YEAH.

BUT THIS IS HARD TO ASK, BUT YOU KNOW, I'M JUST THINKING ABOUT THAT AND NO, YOU'RE RIGHT.

IT DOESN'T HURT TO ASK TO SEE IF WE CAN DO THAT FOR OUR NO COMMISSION AND HAVE THAT SAME INFORMATION OF COURSE, ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TOO.

AND, UM, THE CITY COUNCIL HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE AS WELL, CORRECT? I TH I THINK, NO, I THINK THE COUNCIL MEMBERS AND A COUPLE OF THE COMMISSIONS HAVE, I KNOW THE VETERANS AND MILITARY ONE HAVE THEIR, AN ARTS AND BEAUTIFICATION HAS ONE AND PARKS AND REC HAS THEIR OWN, BUT I DON'T.

UM, BUT I KNOW THAT, UH, BUT I DON'T THINK THERE'S A GENERAL CITY COUNCIL, ONE THERE A CITY, A GENERAL CITY ONE, BUT I KNOW THAT THE COUNCILS ARE, ARE THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL, INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE.

OKAY.

UM, I CAN REACH OUT TO KATIE AND SEE, YOU KNOW, IF THERE IS, UM, A WAY TO DO THAT, THEY MIGHT COME UP WITH A BETTER WAY OF THAT BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN KNOW HOW THEIR, THEIR WEBSITE AND HOW THEIR CITY RUNS.

SO, OKAY.

I CAN ASK THEM WHAT, LIKE WE COULD TELL HER, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

RESOURCE LIST AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE LIST.

HOW CAN WE UPDATE THAT AND KEEP IT UP WITHOUT, I DON'T WANT TO BURDEN THE CITY WORKERS TOO MUCH.

CAUSE I KNOW THEY PROBABLY HAVE A FULL LOAD OF OTHER WORK TO DO SO.

RIGHT.

YEAH.

OKAY.

WELL, I CAN REACH OUT TO KATIE THIS WEEK AND UM, LET THE BOTH OF, YOU KNOW, WHAT SHE SAYS TO GET THAT, YOU KNOW, UM, IMPLEMENTED, WELL, LOOK, YOU CHEWING YOUR EYES, MIA, THAT MAKES YOU FEEL BAD FOR THE DENTAL WORK.

I GOT ALL THESE GOING TO WORK.

I NEED IT.

MY HUSBAND IS ALWAYS TELLING ME, SHE GOES, JUST PUT COLD POP DON'T.

DON'T PUT THE ICE IN THERE THAT KEEPS YOU FROM NOT DRY.

I WAS LIKE, BUT I LIKE THE ICE.

YEAH.

BETSY THAT'S I AM TOO.

I HAVE TO HAVE I SAID ANYTHING THAT I DRINK.

I LIKE MY BEVERAGES COLD.

SO I'M WITH YOU MS. MIA ON THAT, BUT I'M NOT A BIG ICE CRUTCHER.

OKAY, EVERYBODY.

UM, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT WE WANT TO DISCUSS PERTAINING TO THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE INITIATIVES AT THIS POINT? NO.

I THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF INITIATIVES OR AT LEAST TWO, TWO MAJOR ONES.

WHAT DID I WRITE DOWN HERE? THE, UM, THE SPONSORED ACTIVITIES ALREADY WHERE WE CAN DIRECT CITIZENS AND THEN DO THE QUARTERLY SEMINARS AND THEN WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT CONFERENCES OR DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT.

OR WE CAN BRING TOGETHER LARGE GROUPS OF PEOPLE.

YEAH.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, EVERYBODY.

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THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA D MEETING SCHEDULE.

SO WE WOULD NEED TO COME TO A CONSENSUS, HAS TO WIN OUR, OUR COMMITTEE CAN ME NOW TO, OOH, WELL FOR THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE, YOU ALREADY HAVE A DATE ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

IS THAT RIGHT? THE FIRST WEDNESDAY? THAT IS CORRECT.

IS THAT RIGHT? THE FIRST WEDNESDAY.

SO THAT'S NEXT WEEK.

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

THIS ONE.

I MEAN, I THINK, CAUSE I MISSED THE MEETING.

SO WHAT IS, UM, IS THE FIRST WEDNESDAY? YES.

MIGHT BE PRUDENT JUST SO WE DON'T HAVE TO BLOCK OFF A WHOLE NOTHER DAY OF THE WEEK.

JUST MAKE THIS MEETING AFTER THE ONE ON THE FIRST.

IT'S US THREE IN RHONDA, ON THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE AND US THREE ON THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE.

YES.

YEAH, I AGREE.

THAT'S A GOOD SUGGESTION FOR IT.

WHAT TIME ON WEDNESDAYS IS THE OUTREACH EIGHT O'CLOCK.

IS THAT WHAT YOU HAVE FRIENDS? YEAH.

SO, I MEAN, WE CAN DO SEVEN.

I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT.

I WOULD RATHER DO AN HOUR EARLIER OR LATER.

OKAY.

YEAH, WE DO AT SEVEN AND THEN, UH, THEN WE, THEN RHONDA LOGS AT EIGHT.

SO I THINK THAT'S YEAH.

OKAY.

SO WE ARE SAFE FIRST WEDNESDAY.

OKAY.

YES.

FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7:00 PM.

7:00 PM.

THIS IS A GOOD IDEA.

YOU KNOW, BOTH, YOU KNOW, DONE INSTEAD OF TRYING TO WORRY ABOUT THEIR MEETING DAY THAT WE MET, I NEED.

OKAY.

AND WHAT I'LL DO GOING FORWARD, UM, IS TO GIVE KATIE THE MEETING INFORMATION BEFOREHAND, AS FAR AS THE AGENDA IN ANY OTHER, UM, RELATED INFORMATION THAT'S NEEDED FOR THE MEETINGS GOING FORWARD.

SURE.

OFFICIAL ROLE WITH THE CITY.

SHE'S LIKE DOING A LOT.

SHE, YEAH, THE HR.

YES.

SHE'S THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR.

YEAH.

NEXT, I DON'T KNOW BUSINESS.

I DON'T HAVE THE AGENDA IN FRONT OF ME.

UM, I'M SORRY.

I SHOULD'VE MADE SURE YOU ALL HAD IT.

UM, KATIE SENT IT, I JUST, I DON'T HAVE IT PULLED UP.

YEAH.

WHEN SHE SENT THE, UM, WHEN SHE SENT THE LINK.

YEAH.

WELL ACTUALLY IT'S A GERMAN, THE LAST ITEM, BUT UM, ARE THERE ANY, UM, ADDITIONAL THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DISCUSS GO OVER AGAIN BEFORE WE DO IT, JOHN, FOR THE EVENING? I WILL.

OH, GO AHEAD.

I'M SORRY.

THESE MINUTES.

YES.

YES.

I'M GLAD YOU SAID THAT.

I MEANT TO MENTION THAT I, OR WE AS A COMMITTEE CAN HAVE THESE MEETING MINUTES BY THURSDAY OR FRIDAY.

YES, SIR.

YEAH.

YEAH.

OKAY.

OKAY.

CAUSE I KNOW, I DIDN'T ASK THAT QUESTION ABOUT THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE AND I DON'T, YOU TOOK THE MINUTES FOR THAT HURT.

YES.

I'M STILL WORKING ON THEM FOR YOU, SIR.

YOU'LL HAVE THEM TOMORROW, BUT NEXT MEETING MECHANICS, YOUR NEXT MEETING, SIR.

YOU, OKAY.

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SO THIS WILL BE SENT OUT BY THIS FRIDAY.

THAT WILL.

YEAH.

IS THAT ENOUGH TIME SERIOUSLY? IS THAT OKAY? OKAY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

AND, UM, WITH THE COMMITTEE AND HAVE TIME TO REVIEW AND PREP FOR, UM, THE MEETING NEXT WEDNESDAY.

AND I WILL HAVE A INITIAL DRAFT OF OUR MISSION, PURPOSE AND MISSION OF THE COMMITTEE BY WEDNESDAY.

AND WE'LL JUST WORK ON THAT TOGETHER THROUGH EMAIL AND THEN ON INITIAL DRAFT FOR OUR MEETINGS.

IF YOU COULD, IF YOU'RE SENDING THAT, UM, DURING THE BUSINESS DAY, COULD YOU SEND ME A TEXT MESSAGE AND LET ME KNOW YOU SENT IT THAT SBC EMAIL.

I'M NOT, I DON'T USUALLY TURN THAT ON UNTIL I'M HOME.

SO IF YOU SEND ME SOMETHING, I WOULD, YEAH.

LET ME KNOW WHAT'S COMING SO I CAN LOG IN AND GET IT IN AND GET IT BACK TO YOU EXPEDITION.

OKAY.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE WAY I'LL COMMUNICATE AMONGST THREE OF US, BECAUSE LIKE YOU FRED I'M ON THE GOVERNMENT'S EMAIL FROM EIGHT UNTIL FIVE 30 AND DURING, YOU KNOW, BREAKS IN LINE THE CHILD CHECK MY PERSONAL EMAIL ON MY PHONE.

SO I'LL DEFINITELY, UM, DO THAT INITIAL COMMUNICATION FIRST THROUGH TEXT TO LET THE BOTH OF, YOU KNOW, IF THERE'S SOMETHING THAT JUST SENT TO ME.

OKAY.

I THINK BEFORE WE GO, IF ANY, IF YOU'RE AVAILABLE THURSDAY AT FIVE 30, WE HAVE THE ADVOCACY COMMITTEE IS HOSTING THE A IS HOLDING THE COMMUNITY, UNITY RALLY AT THE FOOD DESERT.

IT IS A WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY, THURSDAY, THURSDAY.

OKAY.

SO WE'RE TRYING TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE THERE.

UH IT'S UM, I DON'T KNOW IF, UM, THEY WENT OVER A LITTLE BIT.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED WITH THAT BUSINESS? THEY HAVE BEEN VANDALIZED TO ACTS OF ARSON, UM, SINCE APRIL AND THAT'S CONTINUOUSLY AND THE WE'VE TALKED TO THE POLICE AND THE CITY, THEY, UM, W WE CAN'T COME OUT AND SAY THAT IT'S A HATE CRIME BECAUSE THERE ISN'T ANY LEGAL PROOF TO A HATE CRIME, BUT THE FAMILY OBVIOUSLY FEELS TARGETED AND NOT WELL.

AND, UM, REALLY IS READY TO GO ON TO THE PUBLIC.

THEY JUST, AND IT'S A, IT'S A GROUP, IT'S A COMMUNITY HERE.

WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD SIZE TURKISH COMMUNITY AND HUBER, AND THIS COMMUNITY IS FEELING TARGETED.

SO WE ARE DOING THIS COMMUNITY UNITY RALLY TO SHOW SUPPORT THAT WE WELCOME DIVERSITY AND CULTURE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

WE DON'T WELCOME HATE, AND THIS DOES NOT SPEAK FOR US.

SO THE, UM, THE BUSINESS HAS REALLY APPRECIATED THAT WE'RE SHOWING THE SUPPORT FOR THEM.

SO WE WILL BE DOING THIS FOR AN APP FIVE 30 TO SIX 30 THURSDAY.

SO IF YOU ARE ABLE TO MAKE IT, UM, WE'RE TRYING TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE TO COME TO THIS RALLY.

SO, OH YES.

MOST DEFINITELY.

AND I DID SEE THE SIGN, THE ARSON SIGN THAT WAS ON THE BUILDING.

I PASS HER EVERY DAY.

YEAH.

THAT WAS THE, THE, THE MOST RECENT ACT AND THE ONE THAT DID THE MOST DAMAGE TO THEIR BUSINESS.

AND WHEN I SPEAKING TO THE OWNER, HE TOLD ME, HE GOES, I CAME TO HUBER HEIGHTS AND I CHOSE HUBER HEIGHTS BECAUSE WHEN I LOOKED AT EVERYBODY AND THE DEMOGRAPHICS AND EVERYTHING, I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A VERY DIVERSE COMMUNITY.

AND I WOULD FEEL WELCOME HERE.

AND I JUST DON'T FEEL THAT.

AND WE'VE TOLD THEM, THAT'S NOT WHAT OUR CITY IS ABOUT.

WE DEFINITELY WELCOME YOU HERE.

AND OUR POINT IS TO SHOW YOU THAT THIS GROUP THAT IS DOING THIS TO YOU DOES NOT SPEAK FOR MOST OF US IN THE CITY.

SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE GOING TO, UM, IT, IT WAS BROUGHT TO US, UM, BY OTHER RESIDENTS TO ASK IF WE CAN, AS A COMMISSION, DO A RALLY, DO A UNITY THING, SOMETHING TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT FROM, FROM THE CITY, FROM, UM, OUR CITIZENS.

SO THAT'S WHAT, UM, THE ADVOCACY COMMITTEE TOOK THAT ON.

SO, AND RHONDA IS LEADING THAT, THAT DRIVE.

SO I'M PICKING UP POSTERS TOMORROW.

SO IT'S LIKE, WE'RE, SO WE'RE TRYING TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE BECAUSE IT WAS MORE OF A LAST MINUTE, ANOTHER EVENT THAT WE'RE TRYING TO GET OUT AS, AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE.

CAUSE WE FINALLY GOT THE OKAY FROM THE CITY TO POST THE POSTERS, UM, OVER THE WEEKEND.

SO, OKAY.

SO IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT WE NEED TO DO FOR SUPPORT FOR, UM, EVENT, JUST TO, TO COME? SO WE GET AS MANY OF THE COMMISSION MEMBERS AS POSSIBLE.

SO I KNOW WE HAVE OUR SHIRTS, SO I WAS GOING TO WEAR OUR SHIRT.

UM,

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I SHOULD, I KNOW I'M RHONDA AND I ARE GOING TO DO A LITTLE, WE'RE GOING TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT.

AND THEN WE HAVE A COUPLE OF, UH, CITY MEMBERS ARE GOING TO SPEAK.

AND THEN WE JUST, IT'S JUST TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THIS FAMILY.

THEY'RE FEELING, THEY'RE REALLY FEELING, I'M SPEAKING TO THE FAMILY.

AND THEN THE COMMUNITY THEY'RE REALLY APPRECIATED THAT WE ARE DOING THIS.

AND WE ASKED THEM FIRST BEFORE WE DID THE RALLY, BECAUSE I DON'T WANT, WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE A RALLY IF THEY DON'T WANT US TO, TO COME, BUT THEY ARE REALLY, THEY'RE REALLY HAPPY THAT WE ARE SHOWING THEM AND THEY'RE FEELING MORE WELCOMED.

AND NOW THAT THEY HAVE ENOUGH IN A WHILE, SO IT'S LIKE, YEAH, WELL, THAT'S GOOD.

AND I TELL YOU, I NEVER KNEW THAT FOOD BAZAAR R WAS A TURKISH BUSINESS BECAUSE AS I MENTIONED, I PASSED BY THERE, YOU KNOW, SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE WEEK.

AND UM, IF YOU GO TO THE MANHATTAN PIZZA ASCA, THAT THEY'RE ALSO A TURKISH OWNED FIRM, SO THEY OWN SEVERAL BUSINESS HERE.

SO THEY'RE, UM, IT'S A STRONG, IT'S A GROWING COMMUNITY IN HUBER.

SO, UM, UM, THEY'RE JUST, UH, UH, WE DON'T KNOW, LIKE RHONDA AND I HAD TALKED ABOUT THIS.

WE DON'T KNOW, UM, THE ZACK, WHY THEY'RE BEING TARGETED.

WE HA WE ALL ARE, HAVE A FEELING WHY THEY'RE BEING TARGETED.

WE JUST DON'T, THE POLICE CAN'T DO ANYTHING LEGALLY WISE AS A HATE CRIME OR SO, BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE THAT PROOF THAT THAT WOULD STAND UP TO BE IN COURT TO BE LIKE A HATE CRIME LEGAL WISE.

BUT I TOLD RHONDA, WHETHER YOU'RE BEING TARGETED FOR YOUR RACE OR YOUR CULTURE OR NOT, IT'S HATE, THEY'RE HAVING ARTS AND THEY'RE HAVING VANDAL THERE.

I MEAN, SOMEBODY IS TARGETING THEM FOR SOME REASON OR ANOTHER.

IT'S STILL HATING.

LET'S JUST SPEAK OUT AND SUPPORT THEM, YOU KNOW, THERE FOR A COMMUNITY, THIS JUST NOT FEELING WELCOME HERE.

AND THAT'S JUST NOT WHAT THE MESSAGE WE WANT TO GIVE TO ALL OUR MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES, THAT THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE TOLERATED.

SO WE DEFINITELY WANT THROUGH THIS RALLY TO JUST TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT.

SO, RIGHT, EXACTLY.

YEAH.

MOST DEFINITELY.

AND, UM, DO WE KNOW IF THERE WOULD BE REPRESENTATION FROM THE CITY COUNCIL THERE AS WELL? I DUNNO WHO RHONDA HAS THERE.

I KNOW, UM, NANCY HAS BEEN, UM, PUSHING THIS OUT AND MORE THAN LIKELY WE PROBABLY WILL SEE SOME OF THEM.

SO THE COMMISSION THERE, THE COUNCIL, I MEAN, BUT WE'RE DEFINITELY WILL BE THE COMMISSION THERE.

SO, AND THEN, UM, WE HAVE A COUPLE OF OTHER COMMISSION MEMBERS FROM OTHER COMMISSIONS THAT ARE INVOLVED, THAT ARE INVOLVED WITH THE COMMUNITY, THAT COMMUNITY.

SO THERE'LL BE OUT THERE AS WELL, TOO, SO, OH, OKAY.

THAT'S GOOD.

THAT'S GOOD.

OKAY.

WELL, I'LL DEFINITELY BE THERE FOR SOME REASON.

I THOUGHT IT WAS WEDNESDAY, BUT I'M GLAD THAT, UM, YOU CLARIFY THE TAPE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE? UM, FRED, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO ADD? OKAY.

OKAY.

WELL, I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE, BOTH OF YOU FOR YOUR TIME THIS EVENING AND FOR APPOINTING ME AS CHAIR FOR COMMITTEE, BUT I GUESS I DID.

HUH.

BUT, UM, YOU KNOW, PLEASE FEEL FREE IF THERE'S ANY ISSUES OR CAN CONCERNS, UM, FOR THIS COMMITTEE THAT YOU WANT TO ADDRESS, YOU KNOW, BEFOREHAND WITH AN EMAIL, UM, DURING THE MEETING, OF COURSE.

AND I WILL DEFINITELY SEND THE, BOTH OF YOU TEXTS IF I SEND AN EMAIL COMMUNICATION, PRETENDING TO THE COMMITTEE THAT NEEDS TO BE READ.

SO I'LL DEFINITELY DO THAT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, ALL MINDS ARE CLEARED, NO MORE QUESTIONS OR, UM, BUSINESS TO ADDRESS.

I WILL CALL THIS MEETING TO BE ADJOURNED AT 7:56 PM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020.

OKAY.

EVERYONE HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

ALL RIGHT, WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

FIRST DAY, THURSDAY, THURSDAY, WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY.

OKAY.

TAKE CARE.

THANK YOU.

BYE BYE.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.