The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and The Dallas Morning News, in association with planning groups led by Dallas leaders and visionaries, are creating a program that allows speakers and guests to take the ideas generated at the forums and festival to shape an equitable future for the city of Dallas. Community forums between November 2016-March 2017 focus on issues of social equity from five different “City” perspectives all leading up to and culminating in the Dallas Festival of Ideas in April 2017.
The 2017 Cities
The Physical City: In partnership with the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture at UT-Arlington, the Physical City deepens our understanding of how Dallas was historically built to keep groups separate by race and income. What ideas create spaces that bring people together?
The Healthy City: The Healthy City explores ways to build more effective and accessible mental health programs for all, including the city’s most vulnerable people, with a special emphasis on fostering racial equity in health.
The Cultural City: The Cultural City examines barriers to participation in the local Dallas arts and culture scene, as well as issues of access to resources for a wide range of arts organizations.
The Educated City: The Educated City seeks to increase awareness of and access to Pre-K, early childhood education and literacy programs across all racial and ethnic groups. What are the ideas that build resources and collaborations in this space?
The Entrepreneurial City: The Entrepreneurial City builds awareness of and support for the Dallas’ entrepreneurial community, with a special emphasis on training and access for minority communities.
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