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Coffee & Conversation with Leone Bicchieri
June 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Remember that this Saturday is the next gathering of Coffee & Conversation (via Zoom)! Per usual, we’re going to have a community dialogue, which is a moderated discussion about a topic one of our members is passionate about. These conversations serve as an opportunity for participants to connect on a more meaningful level, as we’re invited to share our honest thoughts and experiences with one another in a welcoming environment. ❤️
Leone Bicchieri, a longtime labor rights activist and community organizer, will be facilitating this month’s community dialogue. He will lead a conversation on how we can create racial unity and solidarity, particularly among working families, so that all communities can attain economic security. Given the historic moment we’re in, I believe that this is an important and necessary conversation, and I can think of no one better than Leone to guide us through it.
Here is a little bit more about Leone:
— How did you first hear about C&C? Why did you join? —
Through Matt K Robinson, who was attending C&C a couple of years ago. Matthew and I had become friends, and since then, he has joined our non-profit organization’s Board of Directors. I found the conversations at C&C to be thought-provoking, and I liked the approach of bringing people together for open and honest conversation.
— What projects/startups/communities are you involved with? —
I am the Founding Executive Director of Working Family Solidarity, working in a half-dozen Chicago neighborhoods to bring families together to fight for equitable development and economic stability. We focus mainly on the areas of jobs and housing.
— Why did you choose your topic for the community dialogue? —
Building unity and solidarity between working people, especially from different races & ethnicities, has been my passion for many years, and I thought it would be great to share my experiences on this topic, and this effort, as well as to hear about other peoples’ thoughts on this topic.
Looking forward to seeing y’all,