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Vanessa shares her story and how it led to Block Party USA in a PechaKucha-style presentation with 20 slides, 20 seconds on each. (3/5/24 Weave: The Social Fabric Project at the Aspen Institute)

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Vanessa Elias facilitates roundtable discussion about mattering and our achievement culture, hosted by Weston Human Services. (1/29/24 and 2/5/24 Weston Library)

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“I convened a meeting today in Norwalk of groups that are working on combating social isolation and loneliness.” (12/9/23 Senator Chris Murphy Instagram)

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Sen. Chris Murphy hosts roundtable in Norwalk to combat loneliness where community leader Vanessa Elias shared her Block Party USA passion project.(12/9/23 The Hour)

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“Vanessa Elias Wants to Block Party (and You Can, Too!).” (Sept/Oct 2023 068 Magazine)

Vanessa and NYT bestselling author Jennifer Breheny Wallace at Never Enough book party. (Sept 2023)

Wilton’s Big Block Party Weekend is featured as a powerful tool for positive change in NYT bestseller Never Enough.

Vanessa and her Block Party USA initiative in “How (and Why) to Throw a Block Party.” (7/11/23 Let Grow)

Block Party USA is “Kindling Hope with a Charcoal Grill” and Vanessa featured as a community weaver. (6/14/23 Weave: The Social Fabric Project at the Aspen Institute)

Vanessa’s initiative to build community through block parties in a new book. (5/12/23 Wilton Bulletin)

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