Exposure is Key: My Block, My Hood, My City

Date(s) - 03/15/18
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Metropolitan Planning Council

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Metropolitan Planning Council

Urban Think & Drink
Exposure is Key: My Block, My Hood, My City

Metropolitan Planning Council

March 15, 2018, 5 to 7 p.m. CST


If there is one thing Jahmal Cole—founder of My Block, My Hood, My City (MBMHMC)—knows for sure: Exposure is Key. In his new book of the same name, Exposure is Key: Solving Violence by Exposing Teens to Opportunities, Cole lays out the challenges and limitations created by geographic boundaries, and why we all have a stake in the future of our region, city and communities.

Join MPC for an evening that’s all about stepping outside comfort zones and exploring new communities and cultures. Hear from students who participate in MBMHMC Explorations and how their participation helps them better understand our city and our world. Then hear from Cole, who will be in conversation with Darryl Holliday, Editorial Director and Co-founder of City Bureau, about the importance of breaking down barriers to advance equity and foster collaboration.

Copies of Cole’s book and MBMHMC merchandise will be available for purchase at the event.

Doors open at 5 p.m. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m., with time to mingle before and after. $15 registration includes snacks, wine and beer. Space is limited, so please register in advance.