Medford Conversations helped Mystic Valley NAACP in conjunction with Medford's Human Rights Commission bring together the 5th annual MLK Jr. event which consisted of discussions around King's relevant speech in the last year of his life - "Where Do We Go From Here? The event featured videos, speakers and table conversations supported by the Conversations Project.
"Our Mayor Stephanie Burke - quoting MLK, Jr., Barack Obama and John
Lewis! Oh yeah!" - Reverend Miller Olapade
Envision Medford was a community-wide event that took place on February 28th, 2016 with the goal of fostering collaborative conversation about economic development in Medford. Over 115 residents attended with the shared desire to turn Medford into a destination city - with revitalized squared, riverfront markets, and summer festivals.
"Economic development isn't just business development. It's about building a sense of community and making it a place where people want to stay." - resident Maxim Weinstein
Envision Medford was put on by the Medford Community Coalition with the support of the Medford Conversations Project in the form of planning discussions, training facilitators, and debriefing afterwards.
More details about the event can be found here:
One of the first events of the Medford Conversations project, the Arts and Culture Summit took place on November 15th, 2015. The purpose of the forum was to facilitate discussion to collaboratively develop a vision for the future of the arts, humanities, and creative economy in Medford.
“...to include and actively engage a multiplicity of voices in our community. Through conversations, the project hopes to encourage people to create and act on visions for a sustainable, just, and thriving Medford.”
More information about the Arts and Culture Summit:
Supporting the Arts, Humanities, and Creative Economy in Medford, Massachusetts