F E L L O W S
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
How do we foster greater inclusion & belonging in our communities? For A Year of Courageous Conversations, we put out the call for a cohort of intergenerational community members from Barrington and Chicagoland to participate in all ten monthly sessions of the series, as well as more intimate gatherings for deeper learning, reading & dialogue.
The selected Fellows, ages 15-85, all shared powerful reasons for wanting to learn how to better hear, share and understand different lived experiences. Together, they represent a diversity of perspectives and identities, both visible and invisible.
In accepting the pledge, each Fellow committed to practicing the Grounding Virtues from The Civil Conversations Project, and to sharing what they learn through blogging, public speaking, social media and word of mouth throughout the year.
The Fellow cohort is convened by Sam Adams-Lanham, Community Engagement Librarian at Barrington Area Library, and series co-curator Jessica Swoyer Green. The Fellowship is made possible thanks to support from the Barrington Area Community Foundation.
M E E T T H E F E L L O W S
We are pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Fellows:
Photo Credit: Christina Noël Photography
A Year of Courageous Conversations is presented by Urban Consulate in partnership with Barrington’s White House, Barrington Area Library, BStrong Together and community advisors. The series is made possible thanks to support from Jessica & Dominic Green, Kim Duchossois, Sue & Rich Padula, Barrington Area Community Foundation and BMO Wealth Management. To learn more, visit CourageousConversations.us
The Fellow cohort is supported by a 2019 grant award from