On the Table

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Out of an abundance of caution, New Memphis has made the difficult decision to cancel the On the Table for March 24th. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to engaging with you virtually on May 5th for our discussion of Art and Activism!


New Memphis offers On the Table to our alumni as an opportunity to create conversations on important community topics that allow different point-of-views to be expressed and heard. These events are limited in size to foster a comfortable, engaging environment, so you are encouraged to register quickly.

Interested in attending? Email Nikki (nikki [at] newmemphis [dot] org).

Tentative future dates include:

  • July 21 - Topic: Internships: Chess not Checkers: Understanding the strategy and benefits of internships for industry employers, student interns, and educational institutions.
  • September 15- Topic: Public Transit: Driving Workforce Development: Understanding how reliable, affordable, and safe public transit can decrease unemployment and produce better business results.
  • November 16 - Topic: Long-term Investing: Early Childhood Education: For a prosperous, progressive Memphis in the future it is vital that we make wise, calculated, and sometimes risky (non-traditional) investments into efforts focused on children between the ages of 0-8.


  • January 14 Topic: 2020 Census and Equity: Understanding how the Census helps our country apportion federal funding and spending, draw congressional districts and collect taxes.
  • February 19 - Topic:  Ibram X. Kendi's How To Be An Antiracist: Racism intersects with class, culture, and geography. It shapes the way we see and value ourselves. Kendi offers a clear way through this prison-house taking us on a path to forming a just and equitable society and thus, a Healthier Community.

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