Welcome

We invite you to get involved. To work with us for change. To end Racism, the 400-year Pandemic.

The Medina Diversity Project meets on the third Thursday of each month. Our next meeting on June 18th will be a Zoom meeting at 8:00 PM.

Upcoming event

On Tuesday, November 17th  at 6:30 PM the Medina Diversity Project will partner with the Medina County District Library to present a 1-hour virtual program:

“Introduction to Coded Language.”

No registration is required and the event is limited to the first 100 people to join. Click this link to access the program:

https://medinacounty.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=42569&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/11/01

Caitlin Hawkins of the Northeast Ohio Diversity Council will talk about the definition, history, and implications of coded language (also called dog-whistles).  Language and communication can be explicit and implicit.  It is a component of culture that is coded with meanings, attitudes, beliefs and power dynamics.  Over time, our language and its meanings become layered and can therefore function in different spaces in different ways and for different purposes.  In other words, meanings of words and their implications change over time.  This program will increase your awareness of the coded language that many of us use in our daily lives and will offer practical skills around how to critically assess one’s own language and how to respond when others use coded language.

Meetings

Generally, The Medina Diversity Project meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 317 E Liberty St, Medina, OH 44256

During the Pandemic we are using Zoom to meet. Please contact us to get on the invite list: info@medinadiversityproject.org

Resources for learning about diversity and racism

It's right to want to do something about racism. If you are white, a place to start could be here:

https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

The Medina Diversity Project is organized to embrace and promote social, cultural, and economic diversity throughout Medina County.

The mission of the Medina Diversity Project will be accomplished through these objectives:

  1. Raise awareness in the community through conversations on race and diversity with members of the community and community leaders.
  2. Advocate to increase employment opportunities for minorities in both the public (specifically in our schools, police departments, County and City governments) and the private sector.
  3. Advocate to ensure that every child in Medina County, regardless of race or income level, feels safe and accepted in their environment and has the opportunity to participate in sports or other extracurricular activities in the schools and the community.