Ridgewater College, in collaboration with Willmar Vision 2040 and MnCampus Compact, is pleased to be hosting a Community Conversation about Difference on April 13th from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM in the Student Center cafeteria on the Willmar Campus. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. In a world that seems increasingly fragmented and where our differences frequently divide us, this will be an opportunity for everyone to learn about the people who make up our community—young and old, of all different backgrounds and colors, each with a different story, and to explore our differences and discover what unites us as well. In a similar fashion to what’s highlighted in the video below, participants will celebrate difference and in the process discover where we stand together.
“I'm honored to be part of Vision 2040 and the team that is forging the future of the Willmar Lakes Area community. We are a strong vibrant community that works hard and works together through partnerships and collaborative efforts. This spark of leadership for this is caused by people willing to risk failure to reach for success. We have seen there's no limit to what a group can do if the individuals don't care who gets the credit.”
I made connections with community members and found many common visions. I have begun to get more active in the community due to the connections.
“We are proud to be part of the Vision 2040 effort here at the community foundation because it aligns with our core mission to engage people, connect resources and build community. It was an easy choice to invest not only financial resources to support Vision 2040 but also to lend significat board and staff time to help drive this effort forward. It's transforming our communities for the future our residents dream about-using their ideas and energies to make good things happen organically in real time and for years to come-and we want to be part of making that possible!”