Do you view Wausau as warm and welcoming? Or are people of different backgrounds viewed differently – maybe negatively? Here’s your chance to voice your thoughts at the final Toward One Wausau community dialogue on September 18 at the UW Center for Civic Engagement, 625 Stewart Avenue, Wausau.

Since last fall, over 200 people participated in one or more community dialogues, providing valuable feedback on diversity issues in the Wausau area. Using a small-group setting, with people sitting together, participants will begin by sharing individual stories of what community means to them.

“We want to provide a safe space to share concerns about recent or past events that concern them, and that will be addressed in a constructive way,” said Eric Giordano, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS), one of the program sponsors.

Trained facilitators lead the dialogue, using a detailed public issues guide, and all participants can speak freely in a civil, nonthreatening discussion.

To reserve your spot for the dialogue, go to

Time: September 18 – 6:30 p.m.

Place: UW Center for Civic Engagement

Address: 625 Stewart Avenue


For more information, email, call 715-261-6368.

A celebratory event for the public, announcing the results of the dialogues and some options/action plans for achieving unity in the Wausau area, will take place October 20.

Program sponsors are WIPPS, Wausau Daily Herald and Wausau Daily Herald.