On The Table CLT in 2017
On The Table CLT brought many voices to the table, focusing on the common theme of social capital. On Wednesday October 25, we saw people of all ages, from neighborhoods across the city, modelling a behavior we often say we need more of to support a vibrant community. We shook hands with strangers, broke bread in our common gathering areas and talked to each about the most challenging issues facing our community. Throughout the day and around the Charlotte region new friends were made and ideas were shared.
We all made a decision to show up, and to listen to each other. We showed we already have what it takes to cultivate a network of common respect, where we value each other more than the physical and invisible barriers built to keep us apart.
Offered by Foundation for the Carolinas and Community Building Initiative with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, On The Table CLT brought all voices to the table, focusing on a common theme specific to our community. We learned that big ideas can spring from small gatherings and that people invest in what they help create.