On Tuesday, May 10th, Burrell Communications will host an On The Table discussion with help from The Chicago Community Trust. The firm joins other community-based organizations, influencers, and their leaders who are also hosting conversations the same day at different mealtimes (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)--including the La’Keisha Gray-Sewell of the Girls Like Me Project, Molly Cantrell-Kraig of Women With Drive, and Reverend Julian DeShazier from the University Church of Chicago--to share new, creative ideas to further develop the great city we love. Learn more about “On The Table,” Burrell’s conversation, and how you can join the discussion.
Burrell Communications Hosts “On The Table”
“When you’re aware of what has come before you, you can create a better future for yourself by not repeating the older generation’s mistakes.” - Lewis Williams
By elevating the conversation and creating unique spaces of open dialogue with highly influential people, “On The Table” attempts to be an avenue to actively generate ideas with like-minded individuals that are already impacting the community. According to the firm’s executive vice president and chief creative officer, Lewis Williams, Burrell’s ultimate goal is to address challenges in the African American community while uncovering new ways to bridge generational gaps. “We have a younger generation that is not benefiting from what the older generation has gone through, and a lot of that is just because they’re not aware of what these things are,” said Williams. “When you’re aware of what has come before you, you can create a better future for yourself by not repeating the older generation’s mistakes,” he continued.
Among the attendees will be Ava Myles director of development for the Black Star Project, Chanta Williams development manager for Cabrini Legal Aid, Jill Bollera of The Night Ministry, Performer, poet and author J. Ivy, music producer and jazz musician Ira Antelis, and The Lyke Aesthetic--I’ll be live tweeting during the conversation from 11:30PM - 1PM. You can follow ALL the conversations with hashtag #OnTheTable or by visiting www.onethetable.com.
Do you have any ideas to solve challenges in Chicago's AFrican American communities? Drop them in the comments!