The Chicago Community Trust on May 12 is holding community forums across Chicago to get folks talking about the states of their neighborhood and how they can help build strong, sustainable communities.

In Uptown, marketing professional and community member Nicole Vasquez is independently hosting an event at Fat Car bar as part of Open Table 2014. Vasquez is the same woman behind the BLEND Coworking and Community Space project trying to get off the ground in Uptown.

Click here for registration information.