More than 20,000 residents across the city and suburbs expected to take part
in On the Table conversations on May 12

WHEN:      TUESDAY, May 12, 2015

WHAT:       An imaginative public square designed to improve communities
across the region, On the Table will bring together thousands of
Chicago-area residents in small groups to share a meal and
discuss ways they can work together to make our communities
stronger, safer and more dynamic. In all, more than 20,000 people
in every Chicago neighborhood and most suburban communities
region-wide, of all ages, from all walks of life and socio-economic
circumstances,will participate in substantive mealtime
conversations. Thousands more will be connected to the
conversations through social media using the #OntheTable2015
hashtag. On the Table 2015 will kick off the Trust’s Centennial
year — during which the Trust will aim to spark a civic movement
that will make the Chicagoland region the most philanthropic in the


Opening Community Breakfast
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Café con Leche, 2714 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago 60647
This conversation with The Chicago Community Trust president and CEO Terry Mazany
and Logan Square community members kicks off the day’s On the Table events.

Mazany is available for interviews prior to this breakfast to discuss the Trust’s
100th anniversary and how On the Table provides a forum for our region to
discuss ways we can come together to pursue opportunities for growth and
collaboration or to resolve tensions around issues facing Chicagoland
communities and residents.

Brown Bag Lunch
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center, Winter Garden,
400 S. State Street, Chicago 60605
Co-hosted along with the Chicago Public Library, the Trust has invited
members of the public to participate in this “brown bag” lunch.

Youth Conversation
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Christ the King Jesuit College Prep, 5088 W. Jackson, Chicago 60644
One of 10 conversations hosted around the city by Leadership Greater
Chicago, in partnership with its 2015 Fellows. This conversation will consist of
approximately 30 high school students from various Chicago High Schools.


  • If you are interested in sending a reporter to participate in one of these or any of the other mealtime conversations taking place on May 12, please contact Katelyn Yoshimoto at 312-573-5492 or as soon as possible.
  • To cover one or more of the events, please RSVP to
  • For the events listed above, b-roll opportunities are available throughout meal; interview opportunities are only available prior to and after the meal.


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