Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A top priority for Rotary is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve and are inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities. We're creating an organization that is more open and inclusive, fair to all, builds goodwill, and benefits our communities.
The Rotary Club of La Crosse - Downtown Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee discusses all things DEI. Our goals are to:
  • PROMOTE and CELEBRATE diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism through a variety of mechanisms including social gatherings, cultural events, workshops, trainings and conversations.
  • PROVIDE all members of the club with a supportive space and the tools to learn about, discuss and ask questions about issues and topics related to diversity and identity.
  • FACILITATE communication between all members of our club through discussions of questions and issues.
  • COLLABORATE with our club members in the ongoing pursuit of evolving and growing an inclusive and diverse club environment.
  • CREATE accountability for the implementation of our diversity and inclusivity goals.
To join the DEI committee, please contact Committee Chair Mary Beth Hensel
October 29, 2020 Club Meeting Video Recording - Lauren Journot & DEI Committee: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Update 
January 21, 2021 Club Meeting Video Recording - DEI Committee: Implicit Bias