Flint Beat and Flintside to hold two community listening sessions in March

FLINT, Michigan — Local news publications Flint Beat and Flintside are set to hold two community listening sessions that will give Flint residents a space to share their stories about issues most affecting their neighborhoods. 

The first listening session is being held at the Flint Public Library (1026 E Kearsley St.) on Wednesday, March 8, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The second session will be at The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (4119 Saginaw St.) on Thursday, March 9, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 

The goal of these listening sessions is to help amplify residents' voices to reach local, state and national lawmakers, and effect change. Stories shared during the sessions may be used to help shape editorial content for Flint Beat and Flintside as part of our partnership and story series with The Levin Center

We encourage you to join if:
  • You have lived experience with public safety issues, blight, or other community concerns you believe need increased oversight and local news coverage.
  • You are involved in activism or policy work around issues affecting Flint residents.
  • You care about Flint and want to help improve the lives of its residents through a project that seeks accountability and prompts action.
  • You want your voice to be heard by local journalists aiming to help find solutions for Flint's biggest issues.
The listening sessions are free to attend, and open to the Flint community. We ask that you complete this brief RSVP form to let us know that you’ll be joining as food and beverages will be served. 

If you cannot attend, but would like to help us learn more about concerns impacting your neighborhood, take a moment to fill out the survey that will be handed out at the listening sessions. 
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