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Conversations that Matter:
March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
Conversations that Matter is a monthly on-line series from the McKinney Center. In each “Conversation” two local guests will explore their own culture and perspective, and talk to each other about what makes them unique, discover their similarities, and explore their differences. They will look at where their lives might intersect personally and in the community. The goal of each Conversation that Matters is for guests and participants to hear real stories, from real neighbors.
The next event in this series will feature Kati Jenkins and Ignacy Fonberg. This conversation will be moderated by Katelyn Yarbrough and Michelle Treece. It will take place via Zoom on March 11, at 7 p.m. Register at mckinneycenter.com.
Kati Jenkins transplanted here from upstate New York as a toddler. When she met her best friend in high school, she decided if she was going to stay in the area, it would be in Historic Jonesborough. Kati says this decision was based on Jonesborough’s community, open-mindedness, and history. Kati has settled in Jonesborough and is a young wife, mother, and friend to many who you will often find at the Main Street Café.
Ignacy Fonberg is an 80-something immigrant from Poland. He has lived in the States for over 40 years. Ignacy followed his wife to Massachusetts, where she was one of the first female professors at Harvard. He then followed her down to East Tennessee when she became a part of the Biochemistry Department at Quillen Medical School. He has always been an active member in Jonesborough, participating in Storytelling, the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre, Music on the Square, and Brews & Tunes.
This monthly series is inspired by the Diversity & Equity Subcommittee at the McKinney Center, and their desire to highlight the experiences of all voices in Washington County, Tennessee, with an intention to include marginalized groups. By showcasing these conversations, the Diversity & Equity subcommittee hopes to open doors to new ideas and perspectives amongst our very own neighbors. The McKinney Center believes there is value in uplifting these stories so that individuals may learn from one another.
For more information and to register, visit mckinneycenter.com.