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Human Relations Task Force
Shaker Heights City Hall, Council Chambers
January 16, 2020, 6:00 p.m.


Updates on Current Projects


Welcoming New Neighbors To Shaker

1.     Acclimating New Residents
  • Distributing postcards - Fernway starting; other ideas?
  • Starting K-12 welcoming program.
2.     Welcoming International Newcomers
  • Ambassadors program - Training at Library February 20, list of mentors available online - How to connect new residents with ambassadors?
  • Crossing Borders Exhibit February 26-27 - Promotion, invitations, advertising for ambassadors program, mentoring opportunities.
  • Library ESL Program - New monthly conversation program, need temporary location, still seeking support for scheduling/promotion.

Connecting with Current Shaker Neighbors

1.     Community Conversations
  • Towards Racial Harmony - next event?
  • "Here and Now: Personal Stories and Community Discussion" on February 8-9 - Monica Boone's event.
  • Social inclusion for people with disabilities.
2.     Fun Community Events
  • Garage band/Garage Sale date?
3.     Better Sharing of Information about Events
  • Shaker Engagement Collaborative.
  • Forward Together.

Possible New Projects

  • Interfaith dialogue - Dalia to organize.
  • Art in public spaces commemorating Shaker's values - Discuss with Shaker's Public Art Task Force.
  • Neighborhood grant programs - Bring people together for bids on smaller neighborhood projects.
  • Educational equity - Erica Merritt at future meeting.
  • Listening to/mentoring high school students.

HRTF in 2021 and Beyond

To request an accommodation for a person with a disability, call the City's ADA
Coordinator at 216-491-1440, or Ohio Relay Service at 711 for TTY users.