Life Is Local Join The Local Voices Network Community Conversation In Harlem

What are your hopes and concerns for your community? What are the most important issues in your community right now?

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is teaming up with the Local Voices Network (LVN) and THE CITY newsroom on a project that invites everyone to speak and be heard.

Join us for a recorded community conversation on the topics that matter most to you. These recordings will be made available for journalists, decision-makers, and other local stakeholders to tune into real community stories and concerns.

We need the participation of local community members to make this project a success.

Here’s how it works:

  • Step one: You’ll join a 4 – 6 person recorded a conversation with fellow New Yorkers in your community, facilitated by NYPL staff. You’ll share real concerns, stories, and ideas connected to your experience living in NYC.
  • Step two: Our recorded conversation will then be transcribed, keyworded and posted on a website to be shared with media outlets, local decision-makers, and other neighborhood stakeholders with the goal of offering a new window into issues that are important to our community.

Together, we’ll create a platform where everyone is invited to be heard.

To see conversation dates across all neighborhoods, visit

The Local Voices Network project aims to bring the perspectives and concerns of everyday New Yorkers to light through facilitated community conversations that invite anyone and everyone to the table to share and listen. Conversations are recorded and transcribed with the goal of offering media, local leadership, and the greater public a new window into the most important community issues. Learn more at our website here:

THE CITY  is an independent, nonprofit news outlet dedicated to hard-hitting reporting that serves the people of New York. Our reporters pound the pavement in all five boroughs, working with New Yorkers to tell their stories and make their lives better. We’re here to listen to New Yorkers, dig into their concerns and deliver stories that drive the public conversation and set the agenda on key issues. At a time when the media has been upended by technological, economic and political shifts, we want to reconnect people back to local news – and reconnect local news to getting action.

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 5 pm ET

Refreshments will be served. Space is limited.

Please sign up HERE

Countee Cullen Library, Teen Space, 104 West 136th Street, New York, NY, 10030, 212.491.2070, Library Manager, Nicole Nelson,

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