Last night GLUE held its first set of Sticky City Round-Ups. Based on the initial feedback we received, this conversation was long overdue. To those of you who weren’t able to make it, fear not. It’s only the beginning.
I would of course be remiss if I didn’t extend a loud, bloggy thank you to our participants and organizers. Attendance at local outposts ranged from three to sixteen people. Like so many big, optimistic, complex undertakings, we’re starting small, and the contribution of every single person is significant. Future meetings will likely double or triple these numbers. Every single one of you has a role to play in this project as we move forward.
Below you’ll find a quick list of which cities talked. After TOMORROW’s meetings, we’ll be able to process all the feedback and get into the substance of these comparisons
Indianapolis gave feedback to Flint
Rochester gave feedback to Chicago
Flint gave feedback to Columbus
Milwaukee gave feedback to Rochester
Chicago gave feedback to Indianapolis
Columbus gave feedback to Buffalo
Buffalo gave feedback to Milwaukee
One particular quote made me especially happy, as it relates to our hopes for a Great Lakes Presidential debate!
We both have senators bidding for the opportunity to run for the White House – this could help to advance our causes, especially if GLUE is able to get an urban agenda into the national discussion.
Tomorrow’s round-ups will take place in Pittsburgh, PA, Detroit, MI, Cleveland, OH, Duluth, MN, Toledo, OH, and St. Louis, MO
Next month’s Round-Ups will take place on MAY 8th and MAY 13th.
Stay tuned for feedback in the coming days!