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A Conversation of Hope
Community Roundtables
A Conversation on Resilience

A Conversation of Hope

The one thing that truly unites us is hope. The first conversation in this series was led by Lesley Scearce, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Chattanooga, and Samar Ali, Research Professor of Political Science and Law at Vanderbilt University, Co-Chair of Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy, and Founding President and CEO of Millions of Conversations. 

A Conversation on Resilience

Global speaker, advocate, and educator Reverend Nontombi Naomi Tutu joined us for a conversation on resilience for our second event in the Learn United Conversation Series. As a lifelong activist for human rights, Rev. Tutu spoke about our shared humanity and her experience growing up in apartheid South Africa. Community members ended the evening by writing a note to thier younger selves about overcoming challenges. 

Community Roundtables

The Learn United mission of uniting our community in conversation is moving to the neighborhood level. We’re calling on your voice to help shape United Way of Greater Chattanooga’s impact agenda. After completing a recent strategic plan and needs assessment, we are looking to better understand the experience of our communities as it relates to family and children issues. Together, we can shape a shared vision for addressing the toughest challenges in front of us, how we allocate funding and resources, and how we can work better together to build a brighter future for the next generation.

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We’re looking toward the future with optimism while remaining clear-eyed about the challenges in front of us. We can’t wait for all voices in our community to be heard as we embark on this journey together. Stay tuned for upcoming events by signing up today! 

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