Office of the Mayor
The Challenge of Change
All Riversiders need to recognize that change is inevitable and that we can
influence its directions while also making constructive adaptations.
- Institutions should create environments that foster better interpersonal and intergroup
relations, respect, and understanding.
- In addition, institutions should provide formal opportunities to learn about diversity.
- Such opportunities may be of various types, such as making diversity an important curricular
theme in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities and instituting diversity training or providing
other diversity learning initiatives within government agencies, private businesses, non-profit
organizations, religious institutions, youth associations, local media, and other entities.
- While institutions cannot legislate people's hearts and minds, the adoption and enforcement of
selective rules, protocols, and procedures can help foster fairness, equality, respect, and
The Inclusive Statement
Achieving Our Goals
A Livable Community
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