Marketplace Talks

Marketplace Talks is a conversation series – held over a meal – that allows people to discuss current events impacting local, national, and international communities. Broad topics are: 

Privilege:  As it relates to the advantages and disadvantages in society. 

Mental Health: Concentrating on societal responses to mental wellness and the effects of those responses in the community. 

Violence: Examining the impacts of intended harm in minority and broader communities, and its effects on society.

The conversations will include individuals who have been impacted by current events, advocates, and experts who can share their thoughts and experiences. Participants will learn why these topics are relevant and find out how they can connect to available resources to promote the flourishing and sustainability of our community. Some topics may include issues that create temporary discomfort in order to achieve long-term understanding.

To register for a Marketplace Talk, fill out our online form.

Marketplace Talks was created in partnership with Hampton Roads Made To Flourish City Network and the city's Office of Youth & Young Adult Opportunities.


Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. 

  • Saturday, Feb. 22: Opioids vs. Crack – Buckroe Baptist Church, 1819 N. Mallory St. Hampton.
  • Saturday, March 14: Gender - New Life Church, 1525 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton.
  • Saturday, April 25: Age - Location TBD

Lunch at noon

  • Friday, Feb. 7: Race - St. John Episcopal Church, 100 W. Queens Way, Hampton.
  • Friday, March 27: Social Media - Fort Monroe Community Center, 100 Stillwell Road, Hampton.
  • Friday, April 3: Gun Violence - Six Mount Zion Baptist Temple, 3100 Butternut Dr, Hampton.

Dinner at 5:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Jan. 27: Suicide - Sentara Conference Room, Sentara Careplex Hospital, 3000 Coliseum Dr. Hampton.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11: Communities of Color - Six House Inc., 2003 Kecoughtan Rd. Hampton.
  • Thursday, March 5: Domestic Violence - North Hampton Community Center, 1435 Todds Lane, Suite A, Hampton.