WJCT's Beyond The Core: A Northeast Florida Listening Tour

Jul 19, 2017

Credit Beyond the Core logo

Many people in Jacksonville never come in contact with those outside their core communities.

That's why WJCT  News is embarking on a journey called Beyond the Core to start a citywide conversation about what unites the people who call Duval County home and what makes our smaller communities unique.

We plan to spend time getting to know you in each of these areas: 

  • The Beaches: May 15, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaches Museum and History Park, 381 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
  • Southside: (tentative)
  • Westside: (tentative)

Past sessions were held at:

  • Naval Air Station Jacksonville: July 26, 2017
  • New Town: February 1, 2018, at Edward Waters College 
  • Arlington:  March 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.: Jacksonville University Davis College of Business, Room 174. (When you enter through the north entrance it is the first room on the right.) Sign language interpretation service will be provided.  

Hear WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo introduce Beyond the Core on First Coast Connect:

WJCT's Lindsey Kilbride, Ryan Benk and Jessica Palombo hold a listening session with the Vision Keepers of New Town at Edward Waters College on Feb. 1, 2018.
Credit William Jackson / Edward Waters College

The WJCT News team will lead Beyond the Core discussions to listen and learn — no recording devices or microphones are allowed. Then later, we might follow up with some of our attendees to produce stories that let the rest of the city know what we learn on our journey.

Related: Stories from Beyond the Core

All sessions are free to attend, and dinner will be provided.

If you’re interested in partnering with WJCT News to host a listening session in your neighborhood, or you have any questions about this project, please email WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo at jpalombo@wjct.org.