Sonny Speaks facilitated a series of community conversations called The Kitchen Table. Issues that are important to the Englewood Community were addressedby industry professionals, community stakeholders and residents at Kusanya Cafe, a local coffee shop.
Good Food Matters
This community conversation focused on the circumstances and policies that affect the Englewood communities Food Crisis. Industry professionals were available to address issues and concerns that the participants had.
The Mis-education of...
This community conversation took a probing look at the educational system with hopes of not fixing the system but revolutionizing it in a way that works for us. Teachers, educators and parents were present and shared their knowledge and experience.
Stand Up to violence
This community conversation was done in a storytelling format while honoring Dr Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday. The storytellers told stories about how their lives have been affected by violence and sparked a robust conversation.
Gentrification: Good or Bad
This forum type community conversation focused on Gentrification in Chicago but specifically in histrionically over-looked communities like Englewood. Participants had an opportunity to weigh in on whether Gentrification was good or bad.
The Kitchen Table is a collaboration between Sonny Speaks and Kusanya Cafe and made possible by a grant from Illinois Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.