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May 25, 2017 12:58 pm

Here’s a (small) look at what everyone talked about at On The Table Philly

Because with more than 300 tables hosted on Tuesday, we couldn't possibly cover everything.

Saxbys' On the Table Philly conversation.

(Photo via twitter.com/Saxbys)

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that Fairmount Ventures is not a nonprofit. (5/26, 10:17 a.m.)
This past Tuesday was the first On The Table Philly event for the city, with 107 local organizations hosting their own tables for conversations around various issues affecting Philadelphian life.

But table-hosting wasn’t just limited to orgs — individuals could host their own chats, too. All in all, more than 300 table discussions took place all over Philly.

There were a good number of mission-minded orgs that got in on the conversations, such as Fairmount Ventures which hosted a table to talk about how nonprofits could do better to gain and retain talent.

Even the Philly-based coffee company Saxbys got people together to talk about ways to get involved in social impact.

Local economy — and ways to improve it — was also a prevalent topic throughout, as with the tables hosted by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.

This reporter thought it was cool to see some big names in local news media stepping up to talk about what we can all do better as storytellers.

But if there was a common thread to these 300-some discussions, it was the shared goal of helping Philadelphians achieve equity — and how that goal can be addressed by shining a light on the more systemic issues our city faces.

On the Table Philly offered the realization that, yes, days like these can really spur necessary conversations, but they can’t stop here — hopefully, these talks on how to better our communities will continue.

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