On the Table
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.
Is it still taboo to talk about politics at work? In a rapidly changing world, how are employers expected to communicate and uphold their values. Politics, along with sex and religion, were once widely regarded as controversial topics that should be avoided in the workplace. However, today’s workforce cares more than ever about what their employers do to make the world a better place. According to a report by Weber Shandwick, majority of U.S. employees, especially Millennials, believe they have the right to speak up about issues that impact society. In this session we will explore social justice in the workplace and how employees and employers are expected to communicate their values.
March 17, 2021, 6pm -8pm
- January 2020 - Topic: 2020 Census and Equity: The discussion focused on understanding how the Census helps our country apportion federal funding and spending, draw congressional districts and collect taxes.
- February 2020 - Topic: Ibram X. Kendi's How To Be An Antiracist": We discussed how 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 this, a healthier community.
- July 2020 - Topic: Session 2: Ibram X. Kendi's "How to be an Antiracist": This discussion dug deeper into current culture surrounding race relations, but all addressed actionable items for us as a community.
- September 2020 - Voter Rights and Representation : This discussion addressed your rights and your responsibility as a voter. What does it mean to be a responsible citizen after you cast your ballot? What does voter suppression look like and how can we advocate for change in our neighborhoods?
- November 2020 - Education Environment during COVID: It takes a village to uplift and educate every child in our community. This discussion addressed the current educational landscape as it pertains to virtual learning during COVID. Together we discussed barriers, solutions, and innovative ideas that have sprouted as a result of new demands.
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