Above / This Roundtable – The Power of a Generation: Community Coming Together – is set to take place on Oct. 25, 2023, at Neuqua Valley High School, 2360 95th St., in Naperville, Illinois.
As part of its mission to build an inclusive community that values diversity, the City of Naperville announces the third event in the Embrace Naperville series – The Power of a Generation: Community Coming Together – from 5:30 to 7:30PM on Wed., Oct. 25, 2023, in the library at Neuqua Valley High School, 2360 95th St., Naperville.
The City invites all Naperville high school and college students to attend and share their voices.
The event will include a panel discussion among a diverse and intergenerational group, followed by a breakout session centered on stories, experiences and inclusion.
Participating students can stop by early for refreshments from 5 to 5:30PM and stay to help shape future dialogue around coming together as a diverse youth community.
Registration required / Roundtable participation is free of charge
Registration is required for this free event. Find details and a link to register at naperville.il.us/embracenaperville.
Working alongside others, Dr. Geneace Williams, the City’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Manager, leads the Embrace Naperville series under this year’s focus, Empowering our Mission Through a Year of Learning. Williams is grateful to partners including 360 Youth Services, The Alive Center, KidsMatter, North Central College, Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 and Naperville Community Unit School District 203 for their shared commitment to building a community where all are seen, heard, included and valued.
“One thing I have learned is that today’s youth desire a voice in helping to shape and transform communities for everyone,” Williams said. “I encourage students to take part in this first Citywide youth forum. The City and its event partners look forward to hearing an insightful and uplifting dialogue among and between our youth and community members.”
Embrace Naperville events are one way the City creates space for storytelling and conversations that foster a sense of belonging within our increasingly diverse community. These events follow the hiring of Williams as the City’s first DEI Manager in 2021 and City Council action in 2019 to add “creating an inclusive community that values diversity” to the City’s mission statement.