Relationship Building Team

Mission: To radically alter divisive social patterns by building genuine relationships across racial, religious, class and cultural differences.

Goal #1

Complete “Breaking the Silence” conversations with the Leadership of City of Rockford and all of the Department Employees by December of 2025.

(Dependent on the Covid 19 restrictions.)

Goal #2

Members of the Relationship Team will lead/participate in projects that promote equity in their individual spheres of influence by January of 2023.

Goal #3

Support and encourage 5 religious organizations and 5 community and civic organizations in equity work by December of 2023.

Goal #4

Build relationships through the arts (music, drama, dance or visual art) with 10 community/faith-based groups who are interested in doing equity work by January 2024.


How to join

The Relationship Building Team meets via Zoom on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6 pm. If you are interested in learning more about the team or would like to attend a meeting, contact Jim Roberts.


"We are all tied together in an inescapable network of mutuality. What effects you, affects me."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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