On The Table
Uniting the Region We Call Home
Join thousands of Chicagoland residents to talk about how we can help unite the place we call home. In today’s world, this act of coming together has never been more important. On the Table connects individuals and communities of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Talking–and listening–to our neighbors is an important first step toward creating a more unified Chicagoland region. And when we come together as a community to learn from and with each other, we have the power to impact both neighborhoods and lives.
On May 10, 2016, more than 55,000 neighbors gathered around 3,500 tables to share a meal. As part of this third annual On the Table, participants from every ZIP code in the region opened up to one another, sharing their ideas for what our communities need to prosper and to thrive.
A text-message survey of participants that evening found that:
- The most-discussed topics were equity and inclusion; neighborhood and economic development; increasing collaboration; education; and health, with a mental health focus.
- Two-thirds of respondents feel more hopeful about the future after their On the Table conversation.
- 94% of respondents report that they are likely to take action as a result.
Learn more about the ideas shared and the event’s impact in the On the Table 2016 report.
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