A Seat at the Table
We know that big ideas can spring from small conversations and that people invest in what they help create.
The issues facing our region don’t often offer a “quick fix”. On the contrary, progress only results from residents and organizations working to make contributions that add up to a greater solution that helps unite the place we call home.
A Seat at the Table conversations are meant to encourage everyone to think about the issues they care about while adding a diversity of voices to the discussion of who we are, where we’re going and what we can do, together, to get there. The goal is to discover how each of us can join with the thousands of people and organizations that make our communities better places for all.
Lend your voice to this important conversation at A Seat at the Table.
WHAT: A Seat at the Table is a civic engagement initiative, organized by Future West and the Bozeman Area Community Foundation, where thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community. It’s an opportunity to shape our region into a strong, vibrant, safe and dynamic place to live and work.
WHEN: Save the date for Thursday, October 25, 2018
WHO: All Gallatin County residents are invited to participate – by hosting or attending mealtime conversations
WHERE: In private residences, in backyards, at local restaurants, schools, community centers, places of worship, libraries, nonprofits, offices, retail establishments – literally anywhere a host chooses. They can be sit-down, catered, picnic, or potluck dinners – entirely up to each host.
WHY? Future West and the Bozeman Area Community Foundation strongly believe that what you do matters and we also believe that your voice matters. A Seat at the Table is a forum designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and create a unifying experience across the region. Thousands of Gallatin County residents will gather in small groups to share a meal and discuss the challenges and opportunities we face together. These conversations can inspire new ways we can work together to make our communities stronger, safer and more dynamic. This act of coming together has never been more important. A Seat at the Table on October 25, 2018 will connect individuals and communities of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Talking – and listening – to our neighbors is an important first step toward creating a more unified community.
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