Critical Community Conversations 


It has been a tough 2020 for everyone, prompting difficult question for our community and our countr. This month, Imago Dei Church will host three Critical Conversations for Beverly/Morgan Park, presenting a diverse panel of neighborhood leaders discussing a variety of viewpoints. The 90-minute discussions will be held on Wednesdays, starting promptly at 7 p.m., Imago Dei Church, 10511 S. Oakley, south wing.  

Discussion topics are: How is the Covid-19 pandemic affecting our families, work, community and faith, Oct. 7; Do we really have to choose between Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter, Oct. 14; and How do we overcome the massive challenges that are schools are facing, Oct. 21. 

Each Critical Conversation will be led by a panel of community leaders and will be facilitated by a pastor from Imago Dei Church. Panelists include Matt O’Shea, 19th Ward Alderman, Mary Jo Viero, Executive Director of BAPA, Shanya Gray of Moms of Beverly, Tom Baffes, President of County Fair Foods, and Officer Kurrin Beamon, Chicago Police Department 22nd District, among others. 

All Beverly/Morgan Park residents are invited to respectfully engage in the conversations which will be open to different viewpoints including Christian faith perspectives.  

The conversations are meant to help people think through tough questions, deepen our sense of community and provide a biblical perspective on the common challenges people are facing.  

Social distancing and masks required; for people who prefer remaining at home, the conversations will be streamed on Facebook Live 

For more information, contact Tom Kubiak, 773-609-313Register on Eventbrite, join the conversation remotely, go to Facebook at During the conversations only, questions can be texted to 773-312-3396.  





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