Jenny Stith is a graduate assistant at the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research at the University of Louisville. She came to Network Nite in the Shelby Park neighborhood last week to share the annual ABI Memorial Lecture coming up on November 10th (more info here). This was Jenny’s first Network Nite, and we asked her to write a reflection about her experience, both as a partner and as a first-time attendee. Here are her thoughts:
“As a new visitor to NC3′s Network Nite, I have to say, it was a wonderful experience! I met many interesting and passionate individuals, all engaged in meaningful work that is making a real difference in our community. I enjoyed meeting people of all ages and from different walks of life, feeling like we all shared in very common goals of working for positive change in the world around us. I was inspired, particularly, by the young people present, and the way the Network works to support and uplift people and programs that impact all of our lives.
“Make change together’ is not just a slogan… I saw this phrase in action and felt honored to be a part of such important work, while having a great time, getting to meet new people, and enjoying a delicious meal! I also made several great contacts with community leaders who were extremely helpful in spreading the word about an upcoming event that the Anne Braden Institute is hosting. All around, it was an incredible evening. Thanks to all who help make these Network Nites possible!”
Did you attend this Network Nite, or another one in the past? Please share your experience in the comments!