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Building Community Luncheon

Solid Ground’s 40th Anniversary Building Community Luncheon was an unforgettable event!

Building Community Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Spike Lee, film director, producer, writer & actor

Keynote speaker: Spike Lee, film director, producer, writer & actor

At this year's Luncheon, we came together to celebrate 40+ years of building community to end poverty, and we were beyond honored to host Spike Lee as keynote speaker. We highlighted Solid Ground’s 40-year culture of innovation, partnership and action – a culture that has created some of our community’s most effective anti-poverty programs. We also lifted up individual stories of leadership and courage, and discussed our plans for the future.

Please go to our web donation page if you were unable to attend but would still like to make a gift to support the event.

The Luncheon opened with the powerful poetry of Brettler Family Place resident Angela Dorsey, who recites her poem, My Heart Speaks a Story, in this video:

About Spike Lee
With a body of work that spans four decades, he has written, produced, directed and acted in countless films that illuminate the impacts of racism in our country. As one of the most outspoken African-American voices, he talks candidly, and with authority, about issues of race in mainstream media and Hollywood, using as a backdrop a rare behind-the-scenes look at his celebrated body of work.
As an organization working to undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty, Solid Ground was pleased to bring such an influential person in the conversations about race and social justice to our event. Click here for more information about Spike Lee.


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THANK YOU to our 2014 Luncheon Sponsors!


     Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation logo

    The Boeing Company logo

                 McCallum Print Group logo 


        Premier Sponsor, Microsoft 


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