Community Conversations - We Raise Foundation

Community Conversations

Interested in digging deeper and learning more about the complex issues at the intersection of poverty, violence, and inequality? Join We Raise Foundation as we regularly host topical, interactive conversations on these issues via Facebook Live. We’ll hear from practitioners, researchers, and experts in the field, who will share their personal and professional experiences creating solutions to these issues in their communities.

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Our next Community Conversation will focus on the the topic of economic development.

Economic development. Community preservation. Displacement.

Revitalizing economic health in our urban communities can seem daunting and impossible; exciting and full of opportunity all in the same breath. Our cities face unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to drivers of economic functions and sustainability. Join us for a discussion of how we got here and what the five pillars of economic development and revitalization say about how we move forward in ways that benefit all neighbors.

This community conversation has been postponed. Please check back later for further details.

Guests

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Guests To Be Determined

We’ll hear from practitioners, researchers, and experts in the field, who will share their personal and professional experiences creating solutions to these issues in their communities. Check back later for more on our scheduled guests.

This conversation will be facilitated by Joanne Otte, Director of Programs, We Raise Foundation.

Past Conversations

Our first Community Conversation was held on June 13, 2018 and featured Ms. Onie Riley, Lawndale Christian Legal Center, Chicago, Ill., and Dr. Heath Carter, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind., who discussed the complex topic of mass incarceration.

Onie and Heath shared history, stories, and information about an innovative new approach to address this brokenness through the lens of the North Lawndale neighborhood in Chicago.

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