Circle of Knowledge

The Family Institute at Northwestern University invites you to our very first ON THE TABLE event on May 10.

The Family Institute will be one of thousands of locations across the Chicago region hosting similar events where community residents from all ages and backgrounds will come together to put real issues and solutions "on the table" and share their commitments to helping shape our collective future.

That day and evening, thousands of Chicago-area residents will pull up a chair at gatherings like ours to discuss the future of our communities.

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JOIN TFI & OUR ALUMNI as we have conversations around "identity" and how it relates to the ways we all see or experience ourselves and our communities, as "different" -- sexuality, ability/disability status, race, and religion. How do we move ourselves and each other to inclusion, not only with each other, but with aspects of our own selves? We will have delicious desserts, fruit, cheese, wine, coffee and some really important conversations.

MAY 10, 2016: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Microsoft-Chicago Office
Aon Center, 200 E. Randolph St., 2nd Floor, Chicago (MAP)

Space is limited.
Light fare, Please RSVP by May 2
To RSVP please contact:
p: 312-609-5300, ext 483
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The Family Institute at Northwestern University (TFI) invites you to be a vital part of our Circle.The CIRCLE OF KNOWLEDGE is a series of events that provide the knowledge and care your own family and your employees can rely on to live healthy lives. The series also serves as a portal into the extraordinary and innovative programming of the TFI community and its unique model of care.Through a diverse series of lectures and programs our expert lecturers present on relationships, children and family life that intersperse and highlight cutting-edge research findings in the field of family therapy. There is something for everyone in this series with tools that everyone can put into practice.


: Join TFI experts and Chicagoland’s leading professionals for discussions and light fare. On January 28, 2016, TFI partners with Starcom MediaVest Group and VivaWomen! to present: EXECUTIVE MOMMIES RAISING DAUGHTERS … A candid discussion about what is really behind the idea of women having it all and the truth about it:  professional success, motherhood and raising complicated young women. Featured Panelists: Jean Batthany, Renetta McCann, Cheryl Rampage, PhD, Alexandra Solomon, PhD, and  TFI President, Jana Jones Facilitator: Esther “E.T.” Franklin



CONVERSATIONS: Join TFI and its Alumni Association as we proudly partner with The Chicago Community Trust for ON THE TABLE in early May. TFI is thrilled to be a part of this annual community-wide conversation to discuss the ways in which we can all can commit and collaborate to making our communities stronger, safer and more dynamic.



TFIlectureslogoLECTURES: Does your relationship need a jolt of electricity? Are you living more like roommates than partners? Refuel your relationship. Join TFI on November 11th, at 6:00pm at La Grange Country Club for INTIMACY & CONNECTION THROUGH AGES & STAGES. an expert lecture about the relationship challenges and pitfalls we all struggle with throughout the stages of our life by William Pinsof, PhD, LMFT, ABPP.  Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.




TOOLS: Friends of TFI will open their beautiful homes and venues for a series of intimate gatherings throughout the year. 





EDUCATION: Join TFI for our signature events highlighting the extraordinary people at the center of our world-class academic programs.

In Fall 2016, celebrate TFI’s diverse and committed students at the annual EDUCATION LUNCHEON .

Throughout the year, join TFI’s academic community to hear leading nationally acclaimed presentations of their currentcutting edge work  in the field of mental health at THE RANDY L. AND MELVIN R. BERLIN GRAND ROUNDS SERIES.




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