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Wednesday, May 5 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Session 2- Fostering a Sense of Belonging in Your Community

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Communities today are more divided than ever. COVID-19 has driven many out of the public sphere, and many of us feel separated by political fault lines. Creative placemaking provides a unique opportunity to imagine and build a shared future where we all can belong. Cultural events, food and arts are essential for building community, supporting development, nurturing health and well-being, and contributing to economic opportunity.

This session explores how programs, partnerships and policy all contribute to a thriving cultural community and a shared sense of belonging. Attendees will leave this session with tools and resources that support:

  • Using an arts and culture strategy to create a sense of belonging
  • Exploring how the presence of food sets the table for conversation and curiosity
  • Examining new alliances & partnerships that embraces arts, food, and culture as a way to shift policy toward more equitable outcomes for all

The new Welcoming America Taste of Belonging Cookbook is now available! Click HERE to learn more or download the PDF version shared in the file section below.

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Chandra DeNap Whetstine

Vice President of Programs & Operations, The One America Movement
Chandra DeNap Whetstine is the VP of Programs and Operations at the One America Movement, a national organization building a united American society by eliminating toxic polarization. Chandra develops systems, curriculum, and programming for religious leaders and congregations... Read More →
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Salome Mwangi

Coordinator, Refugee Speakers Bureau, Idaho Office for Refugees
Salome Mwangi is a speaker who inspires, challenges, and equips others to overcome their real or perceived obstacles, live up to their full potential, work with diverse teams and grow, professionally and personally. She relocated to Boise, Idaho in 2004 via the Refugee Resettlement... Read More →
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Jordyne Krumroy

Southern Regional Manager, Welcoming America
Jordyne Krumroy is the Regional Manager at Welcoming America where she helps members in the South foster more equitable policies and programs. She is passionate about regional collaboration and notably led the One Region pilot in metro Atlanta. Prior to Welcoming America, she managed... Read More →

Wednesday May 5, 2021 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT