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The 2019 Black Table: African American Leaders & Youth to Share Life Lessons

February 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“A legacy is a contract that obligates the recipient to rise to meet the best that the legacy symbolizes.” – Marita Golden

 If you could share your story of how your life’s trajectory led you to where you are today, what would you say? If you could share with them the challenges and triumphs you endured to become a successful and effective leader in your profession, what would those be? If you could put into words what it meant for you to create your legacy, how would you instruct a young person to take similar steps so that they can their best selves and create their legacy?

In celebration of Black History Month, BUILD is hosting the third annual Black Table on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 12pm at ABC 7 Studios. This is a unique opportunity for prominent African American leaders to engage African American high school youth from across the city in a meaningful conversation about legacy. The Black Table is a unique event that pairs Chicago’s most prominent African American leaders with 50 African American young people from across the city for a lunchtime dialogue about what it takes to succeed and make a difference in the world. The Black Table provides an unprecedented look into the minds of high-impact leaders from across government, business, sports, entertainment, education, non-profit, healthcare, media, the arts, and philanthropy. This event is by invitation only but will be streamed live via BUILD Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/BUILDChicago/

See photos of last year’s event here


February 1, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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