The 2019 MC3 Summit will explore conditions by focusing on equity and inclusion. Every child is our child, therefore, we share a collective interest in our children's future. For more information on prior MC3 Summits, please visit: www.btccbloomington.org/mc3-summit/.
As we offer the fourth annual MC3 Summit, we aim to bring together the community to explore the challenges facing our local youth and families. We believe that many of these challenges are actually the manifestations of inequity, and as we continue to build thriving compassionate communities, we know we must zoom out from our focus on individual youth and families to the conditions that frame our lives.
We believe equity and inclusion in Monroe County means:
- Every child and family is a fully recognized and included member of our community.- Every child and family experiences community conditions that meet them where they are and help them thrive; from the meeting of basic needs like healthy food, safe and affordable housing, clean water, to safe places to learn and play.
We recognize that equity and inclusion are multi-dimensional, so we acknowledge the variety of personal, social, economic and environmental determinants that shape the trajectories for individual and population equity. Questions we are asking as we approach the event are:
-What influences equitable conditions in Monroe County? -Who defines equitable conditions in our communities? -What are the organizational, community and public policies that seek to actively address inequities? -What kinds of resources and infrastructures promote or impede equity and inclusion in Monroe County? -What does an equitable community look, sound, and feel like?
References on our approach to equity and inclusion:Racial Equity Tools www.racialequitytools.org Open Source Leadership: The Dynamic System of Power, Privilege and Oppression www.opensourceleadership.comRoot Causes of Health Inequity www.nap.edu/resource/24624/RootCausesofHealthInequity/#slide1
Deadlines: Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9th. Individuals will be notified of their proposal status by the end of August. If your availability changes, please let us know. We are seeking workshops 75 minutes in length. Specific time slots are noted in the proposal questions below.
Please share this request with others who may be interested. While we are seeking applicants of all ages, we are strongly encouraging youth (under 25) to apply as presenters and/or co-presenters. We are striving for topics and presenters that reflect our community and the variety of rich connections that intersect to shape childhood conditions.