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BGCF to host ‘learning event’ to discuss On the Table 2019 tonight at Historic Courthouse


Blue Grass Community Foundation will host a learning event to discuss On the Table 2019 at 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, at the Historic Lexington Courthouse, 215 W. Main St.

The event will start with a 4:30-6 p.m. reception and dedication in partnership with VisitLex and Zim’s Cafe on the first floor. It will be followed with a 6-8 p.m. learning and host toolkit pick-up and a conversation that builds an action list to create a more welcoming and inclusive community on the third floor. 

On the Table is a one-day opportunity to gather around a table with friends, neighbors, colleagues and maybe even a few people who are meeting for the first time to share a meal and have a real conversation about what’s important to us.
 
In the two years, Blue Grass Community Foundation has hosted On the Table, survey results revealed equity, social inclusion, and race relations are key topics of interest.
 
This year, the conversations will focus on fostering more belonging in communities. Participants will come together to share, discuss ideas and build an action list to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.
 
International placemaker, author, and lecturer, Jay Pitter will present the keynote, “Beyond Belonging in Cities.”

Hosts and interested community members will be able to pick up free information, swag bags and tips for hosting a successful conversation.
 
Blue Grass Community Foundation is one of 10 community foundations across the U.S. participating in On the Table, a national initiative funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation following a successful pilot in 2017.

On the Table replicates an annual civic engagement initiative of the same name developed by The Chicago Community Trust in 2014. Support for On the Table advances Knight Foundation’s work to help cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of civic engagement. Knight Foundation believes that successful communities are equitable, inclusive and participatory.

From Blue Grass Community Foundation


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