Tuesday, April 23, 2019
On Saturday April 27, 2019 starting at 8:30 a.m. the Community Relations Commission will be holding its planning retreat at the Rieth Interpretative Center located at 410 West Plymouth Avenue, Goshen, Indiana. Let this serve as further NOTICE that members of the Goshen City Common Council, may individually... more
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
On Thursday April 25, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Goshen High School, the Community Relations Commission and Goshen Community Schools will be hosting a “Community Conversation.” Let this serve as further NOTICE that members of the Goshen City Common Council, may individually or severally... more
Friday, April 19, 2019
The west side of the 200 block of South Main Street. The City of Goshen took ownership of Madison Street and Main Street, between Madison and Pike streets on Friday, April 19, as the designation of US 33 moved to the new overpass. Changes will not be immediately noticeable, but plans to modify Main... more
What: A Community Conversation: Growing Goshen Together/Creciendo Goshen Juntos
Where: Goshen High School Media Center, 401 Lincolnway East Goshen
When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Why: To bring community members together to learn from each other, and to gain new appreciation and understanding for others. We want the community members to reflect the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, and political beliefs that exist in our community.
The City of Goshen’s Community Relations Commission (CRC) and Goshen Community Schools have together envisioned a series of meetings that will bring diverse groups of people together. The CRC and GCS wish to foster improved community relations and appreciation for all members of our community, and are interested in promoting respect, understanding and gratitude for people of all diverse backgrounds.
Goshen has seen significant demographic changes in recent decades. Goshen Schools are now 54% Latinx, and the Latinx communities are not homogenous, with micro-communities from Mexico and many countries in Central and South America. The changes, to an extent, reflect the shift in the general population.
So far, Goshen has absorbed these demographic changes well, but both the CRC and GCS recognize an opportunity to build more and better bridges between diverse groups in our community. Building these bridges can foster greater social resilience and social cohesion. It can also help foster greater community involvement in the schools, resulting in a better education for our young people. From this project, we hope that the residents of Goshen will embrace to a greater degree the diversity within our community and view that diversity as a strength.
As a part of this joint project, the two agencies will host a pilot community conversation on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Things learned from that pilot event would be used to design, propose, and implement a series of events in the fall of 2019.
The community conversations should foster personal connections by helping people see their commonalities with others, while still respecting their differences. The meetings will be designed and facilitated by a skilled professional leader who has experience bringing diverse groups of people together.
How you can get involved:
If you would like to be a part of this exciting conversation, please contact Sharon Hernandez at the City of Goshen by emailing email@example.com or calling 574-533-8621 to RSVP and register your interest.
Click above to register to participate in the April 25 conversation. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Goshen High School Media Center, 401 Lincolnway East, Goshen