FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kristin Trehearne Lane
Loyola University Chicago to Host On the Table Dialogues
Chicago Community Trust’s Initiative Designed
to Bring Local Voices Together
Loyola University Chicago is participating in Chicago Community Trust’s On the Table, an annual forum held at locations across Chicago to spark conversation and foster relationships in communities over a shared meal. This year, Loyola is leading dialogues on three important topics:
- Economic Development: Business owners in the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods will gather to discuss business development opportunities in “RogersEdge.” Leaders from the Rogers Park Business Alliance and Edgewater Chamber of Commerce will be in attendance. The event will be hosted by Lake Shore Community Partners, Loyola’s innovative community partnership model and a key component of the University’s new strategic plan, “Plan 2020: Building a More Just, Humane, and Sustainable World.”
- Race in the Community: Community youth leaders will discuss race relations and unity within the neighborhood with the goal of supporting ongoing dialogue between local youth, community members, and members of the Loyola community.
- Education: Local school leaders, community organizations, activists, and faculty and staff from Loyola’s School of Education will gather for a conversation about the future of K–12 schools in the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods. This dialogue is spearheaded by members of the Lake Shore Community Partners education initiative, which aims to leverage the deep relationships the University has in a number of local schools.
All discussions will take place on Tuesday, May 10.
Noon, Bar 63 (6341 N. Broadway)
Race and Community Unity
5 p.m., Sullivan High School (6631 N. Bosworth Ave.)
6 p.m., Loyola University Chicago, Coffey Hall (1000 W. Sheridan Road)
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