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Archive for Thursday, January 18, 2001

Building community

January 18, 2001

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It takes a lot of people to build a healthy community, and an upcoming summit hopes to draw Lawrence people together to help accomplish that goal.

"Building a Better Community" is a tall order, but the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center is calling a summit to help people work toward that goal.

As part of the celebration of its 50th year, the Bert Nash Center is planning a community summit to encourage discussion of what Lawrence wants its future to be. The summit, which is co-sponsored by Kansas University and the Hall Center for the Humanities, will cost participants nothing but a few hours of their time.

Three nationally known experts on leadership and health will speak during the summit to be held Jan. 26 and 27 at the Lied Center of Kansas. Question-and-answer sessions will follow each speech and a final panel discussion will summarize the presentations and see how they apply to Lawrence.

It's a wonderful opportunity for anyone and everyone who cares about Lawrence to gather, share views and become involved in making this a better community in which to live and work.

Tickets are required but they are free. Tickets and schedules are available through Bert Nash and many community residents. Bert Nash is making a great gift to Lawrence. The best way to say thank you is to get involved.

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