Coming Up Next

  • Community Development Book Club Meeting

    Tuesday, June 06, 2023 at 05:30 PM
    Benjamin L. Hooks Library in Memphis, TN

    Community Development Book Club is Back!

    The Community Development Book Club is reading "Reclaiming Your Community" by Majora Carter this summer. "Reclaiming Your Community" challenges the idea that success is measured by "how far you can get away" from the community. This book addresses the issue of brain drain by presenting a "talent-retention strategy," reminding people that "you don't have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one."

    The BLDG Memphis team will host the first meeting on Tuesday, June 6th, at Benjamin Hooks Library from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. where we will discuss the first 50 pages of the book. Register here to attend! We are asking Community Development Organizations if they would host follow-up meetings in July and August. Community Development Book Club is a great way to start conversations around community development topics. If you or your organization want to host one or both additional meetings, don't hesitate to contact [email protected]

  • Pizza with Planners: Candidate Forum

    Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 05:00 PM
    Benjamin L. Hooks Library in Memphis, TN

    BLDG Memphis will host a non-partisan candidate forum focusing on the issues of neighborhood investment in Memphis. Find out more about the forum here and register in advance here.