JOIN US: Public Forum with Knight Foundation

On Wednesday, July 29, visiting catalysts Carol Coletta and Danny Harris of the Knight Foundation will take part in a panel conversation with Rhode Island leaders Paul Carroll, Morgan Grefe, and Carrie Zaslow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University. The dialogue will explore the role of cultural and historical engagement for economic and community development.

Leading Cities
A Public Forum with Knight Foundation guests, Carol Coletta and Danny Harris, and
Rhode Island leaders Morgan Grefe, Carrie Zaslow, and Paul Carroll

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
3:00pm to 4:30pm
The Pell Center for International Relations at Salve Regina University
518 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI
Learn more and register here to attend.

 This vital conversation will explore the role of cultural and historical engagement for economic and community development – attracting and supporting new talent, diversifying revenue streams, bringing together Newport’s strengths, and encouraging an informed and engaged citizenry. Coletta’s experience with cultural and civic leaders in cities across the nation will help to place Newport’s unique issues and opportunities in a broader context.

Carol Coletta, Vice President of Community and National Initiatives at the Knight Foundation, is a national expert on cities and creative communities. She also led CEOs for Cities, served as executive director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and ran a Memphis-based public affairs consulting firm, Coletta and Company, focused on civic issues.

Danny Harris is an internationally recognized storyteller and entrepreneur, with a focus on building community connections and sparking civic engagement amongst residents. In his role, he helps businesses, cities, foundations and brands more effectively collect and share their stories online and in person, as a way to build stronger communities.