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NASHVILLE, TN March 6 – Funding for Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) has been a hotly-debated topic in our city for quite some time. While many opinions exist on this issue, questions still remain in regard to how the MNPS budget process works and how it ties into the Metro government budget process. We’ve assembled a panel of key stakeholders to address this topic and other issues related to MNPS funding. Join us on Thursday, April 4th at Napier Community Center to hear thoughts and perspectives on the MNPS budget and funding. Networking will start at 6:30pm and the discussion will begin at 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit:
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NASHVILLE, TN January 5 – In response to widespread community concerns, Conscious Conversation will host a community discussion that focuses on Nashville General Hospital. This event will consist of a panel-led discussion on the future of Nashville General Hospital in relation to Mayor Megan Barry’s proposal to eliminate in-patient care at the facility. The event will take place on Thursday, January 11 at First Baptist Church Capitol Hill (625 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.), from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public (RSVP at www.consciousconversation.co/events).
There are a plethora of issues plaguing minorities and communities of color across America. One issue in particular that has far-reaching, generational effects is that of wealth inequality. Based on a number of research studies, minorities, namely Blacks and Latinos, lag far behind Whites in regard to wealth accumulation. In the June issue of Stay On The Go Magazine, Jarrett Strickland and Courtney Hale contributed articles that addressed various aspects of this issue. Building on the momentum generated from previous events, we decided that the next community discussion should address wealth inequality
So what exactly is Conscious Conversation? Well, let me first provide some context on how the idea came about. In December 2014, I left the DC/Baltimore area to start a new career in Nashville. After spending about six months interacting with the local Nashville community in various ways, I realized that a few things were missing. First, I didn't see many opportunities for young, progressive, urban professionals to connect in a group setting and network in an intentional manner. Second, I also didn't see many opportunities for this group to come together and discuss the many issues that are discussed in smaller circles. Third, I observed the many talented people in this group working to inspire and influence change in the community, yet many of them were unknown to each other. By the end of 2015, I decided to embrace the well-known mantra, "be the change you wish to see in the world," and focused on creating a solution to the problem