Sep
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Host: Sara, Bentonville, AR

ABOUT YOUR HOST: A wife and mother of four, Sara also serves as priest to an Episcopal congregation (All Saints'/Todos los Santos) in Bentonville. Living by example drives her desire to connect compassionately with others, and motivates her to keep reaching out to those who are marginalized in society. There are at least five books on the bedside table to read and even more podcasts in the queue, but at the end of the day, she'd rather sit and dine with friends and family, sharing stories and laughing 'til it hurts. (She also has a dog and two cats who love any and all attention.)

ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track I: Healing Supper and is privately held. Check back soon for more opportunities to grab a seat near Bentonville!

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Sep
24
3:00pm 3:00pm

Host: Angela, Pine Bluff, AR

ABOUT THE HOST: Angela an empty nester, proud mother of two grown children. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. A northern girl with a dash of southern spice due to spending her childhood summers in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She is a goofy nerd who loves home renovation, and is on fixer upper number 5. 

ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track II: Bridging supper.

WANT IN? Fill out our Join a Supper form, and write “Angela, Pine Bluff" when it asks whom you'd like to be matched with. 

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Oct
7
10:00am10:00am

Host: Eloheh Farm, Portland, OR

ABOUT THE HOSTS: Eloheh Farm seeks to be a model of regenerative systems that support human needs while improving the earth and all creation inhabiting the web of life. The people at Eloheh desire to live in harmony with the land, using North American Indigenous wisdom and practices as a guiding model, primarily utilizing permaculture, Biomimicry and Traditional Indigenous Knowledge.

The work of Eloheh is holistic, being deeply spiritual; culturally Indigenous; community building; educationally empowering; ecologically regenerative and economically entrepreneurial. Eloheh Farm and Eloheh Village for Indigenous Leadership and Service Development crossover at several levels in order to retain and spread Indigenous earth-based spirituality and to encourage Indigenous entrepreneurial opportunities.

ABOUT THE DAY: This is a Track II: Bridging gathering. Folks will gather on the farm in the morning for a farm work session, followed by lunch and stories shared around race and politics.
10am Workday at Eloheh begins!
12.30pm Break for lunch (potluck style – sign up to bring a dish once you're connected with the hosts).
12.30-1.30pm Talking circle led by Randy and Edith Woodley and Micky ScottBey Jones

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Oct
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Hosts: Leslie + Ife, Nashville, TN

ABOUT THE HOSTS: 

Leslie lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband of 23 years and their three kids. She is active in her community, having served on boards for her church, her kids’ schools and YoungLife. In the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting, she and two friends co-founded Nashville Continues the Conversation on Race, an organization that hosted events to foster cross-cultural understanding and inspire social justice. She has a background in journalism and was a beauty writer at In Style and Seventeen magazines in NYC. She currently works at Valor Collegiate Academy as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator. Leslie believes deeply in the power of story and authentic relationships to transform hearts, lives, and systems. One of her favorite things to do is go on long hikes with friends or family. 

Ife is a singer songwriter who lives in Nashville and works in the mental health field. She earned a M.S. in clinical psychology and enjoys using music to promote psych education and mental health awareness. She is currently working towards licensure and has been working as a recovery and life skills coach for young girls and women struggling with negative body image, perfectionism and eating disorders. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, traveling and spending time outdoors. She also enjoys binging anything from documentaries to foreign language episodic dramas on Netflix. She believes in the importance of community and enjoys spending a time with her family and close friends. As a proponent for authentic and intentional community, Ife revels at the chance to foster environments where people feel seen, heard and understood. She hopes by doing so people will feel safe enough to invest their time and share and leave richer in experiences and relationships.

ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track II: Bridging supper.

WANT IN? Fill out our Join a Supper form, and write “Leslie/Ife, Nashville" when it asks whom you'd like to be matched with. 

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Oct
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Host: Create Community 4 Decatur: Black Lives Matter, Decatur, GA

ABOUT THE HOSTS: Create Community 4 Decatur: Black Lives Matter (CC4D: BLM) is a multi-racial group, with a 2 ½ year history of meeting to have frank discussions about racism. CC4D: BLM feels this will give the group a chance to have more folks involved in personnel conversations in small groups. 

ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track I: Healing Supper. This is a privately organized gathering. Check back later for more supper opportunities near Decatur, GA!

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Oct
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Host: Jean, Chicago, IL

ABOUT YOUR HOST:  Stumbled into early childhood education while teaching art and writing in low income neighborhoods; now work in high income area. A black Buddhist working on building an enlightened society. Spent early years traveling with international visitors around the US. Love young children, art, and meetings of the minds.

ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track II: Bridging Supper.

WANT IN? This is a privately held supper. Check back soon for more opportunities to grab a seat near Chicago!

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Oct
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

Host: Nancy, Prescott, AZ

ABOUT YOUR HOST: Nancy is originally from San Diego yet has been in Arizona since 1972 and a Prescott resident since 1989. She enjoyed and appreciated a career in Human Resources Management until her retirement in 2006. Through her years in Prescott she has been active in volunteerism in a variety of organizations including as a Hospice volunteer, service at Yavapai Regional Medical Center and as a Court Appointed Advocate for Children (CASA). More recently she serves as a facilitator within the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Yavapai College, and as a facilitator of Death Cafes. She is eclectic in her tastes in almost every aspect of life from arts and music to intimacy and politics. She is a trained Spiritual Director and, in addition to providing spiritual companionship to private clients, she serves within the addiction recovery community facilitating Spiritual Companioning sessions. She particularly likes being outdoors by water during warmer months and tending a fire in a mountain hideaway in the winter. She is a BnB host and enjoys special times with family and long-term friends and welcomes new friends to her home who enjoy interesting conversations and meaningful connections.

ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track II: Bridging Supper, held at lunch time.

WANT IN? Check back soon for further details and seating availability!

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Sep
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Host: Adolfo, Inglewood, CA

ABOUT THE HOST: Adolfo is a first-generation American, whose immigrant parents taught him and his siblings the value of a hard work and the importance of higher education. Adolfo has had extensive work experience in the non-profit sector and runs his own small tax firm. Adolfo recently got certified as a yoga instructor – a vocation he greatly enjoys.

ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Collective Care gathering.

WANT IN? Fill out our Join a Supper form, and write “Adolfo, Inglewood" when it asks whom you'd like to be matched with. 

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Sep
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hosts: NYC Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee, NYC

ABOUT THE HOSTS: The NYC Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee is an independent, non-profit community-based organization. All of their work is based on their mission and values  – they are not affiliated with any political or religious institution. Their events and programs are always open to all identities inclusive of faith, culture, ethnicity, race, politics, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc.

ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track II: Bridging Supper and is at capacity! Check back soon for more opportunities to grab a seat in NYC!

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Sep
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Host: Patrick, NYC

ABOUT THE HOST: Patrick is a Chicago native and rounding out his first year in New York City. He is an avid explorer and can often be found wandering around the city in search of his next adventure. He loves how NYC has almost everything - from the things you can do, places to see, and people that live here. He spends a lot of time in Central Park, outdoor street fairs, and now that it's nicer - the beach. Patrick currently works at Hollaback! as the program coordinator for The People's Supper. He has worked for a number of non-profits in Chicago and NYC. Before he was at Hollaback!, he worked for LGBT+ inclusion in international business. 

ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track II: Bridging Supper.

WANT IN? Fill out our Join a Supper form, and write “Patrick, NYC" when it asks whom you'd like to be matched with. 

 

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Aug
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Host: Emily, NYC

ABOUT THE HOST: emily may (host + co-founder of Hollaback!, brooklyn) Emily started work on the idea behind #100days100dinner/The People's Supper well before the 2016 election, but it wasn't until she found Lennon from The Dinner Party and Jen from the Faith Matters Network that the idea took shape.  As a southerner at heart and a new mom to Ari (15 months), Emily is trying to figure out what happens when we bring radical love and deep empathy into all corners of our lives. Emily is the co-founder and Executive Director of Hollaback!, has a Master’s Degree in Social Policy from the London School of Economics, is an Ashoka Fellow, a Prime Movers Fellow, and has won over ten awards for her work including the TEDCity 2.0 Prize.

ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track II: Bridging Supper.

WANT IN? This is a privately organized supper, but feel free to bug us, just in case.

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    Aug
    25
    6:00pm 6:00pm

    Host: Jen, Oakland, CA

    ABOUT YOUR HOST:  

    Jen lives in Oakland with her 9 year old son, Will. She's worked in non-profit education and arts organizations for most of her career, and earned a PhD in urban education in 2008 after many years teaching and writing. She started her own coaching + consulting business last year and now enjoys helping non-profit leadership staff on their fundraising. In her own time, Jen loves to be with her family and friends; enjoys a regular yoga practice; believes good things come from planting seeds in the ground and watching them grow; does her best at meditating regularly; reads poetry, listens to podcasts, and makes handmade books for fun. Now that she has a home in a community she cherishes, Jen hopes to create a warm, welcoming space for people to come together and share food, conversation, laughter, love: a home that honors real dialogue and what comes when we care enough about each other and ourselves to say what we mean with kindness.

    ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track II: Bridging Supper. The theme will focus on bridging + healing. Supper has the potential to be many things – a resistance to the constant pull of work, organizing, protesting or stress of living a marginalized life – by providing time to sit down, actually chew food, look into the face of others and share a time of rest and refueling. It can be an opportunity to build resilience by tanking up on nourishing conversation, healthy and delicious food and making or solidifying relationships. So bring your full self. All of you is welcome here.

    WANT IN? Fill out our Join a Supper form, and write “Jen" when it asks whom you'd like to be matched with. 

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    Aug
    20
    6:00pm 6:00pm

    Host: Lauren, Nashville, TN

    ABOUT YOUR HOST:  

    Lauren lives in Nashville, with her partner, Aaron. For the past six years she has worked as a homeless outreach worker at a local non-profit and has been involved in housing rights, organizing efforts with low-income tenants and people without stable housing. She recently graduated from Vanderbilt Divinity School where she pursued questions about holistic care of and with folks who live on the margins and folks who struggle for justice in movement work. Lauren loves to practice giving and receiving care over a shared meal or shared story. She lives in an intentional community, loves poetry and DIY projects, and she tends a colorful garden. Lauren is a listener and ponderer, always mulling over the stories of others, looking for glimmers of joy, and trying to savor the wisdom of lived experience. She believes we could get a lot farther down the road together if we could learn to listen deeply to one another. She invites you over to share a meal and practice that art together.

    ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track II: Bridging Supper.

    WANT IN? Fill out our Join a Supper form, and write “Lauren" when it asks whom you'd like to be matched with. 

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    Aug
    18
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    Host: Heather, Dallas, TX

    ABOUT YOUR HOST:  

    Heather is a visual storyteller who specializes in photo/videography and editing, graphic arts, volunteerism and activism. She helped found The Dinner Party’s first table in Austin, TX in 2014 before returning to her home city, Dallas. Today, she leads TDP’s as well as The People's Super's efforts to build safe and inclusive communities for newcomers, longtime guests and hosts, and to give voice to collective and historic grief and trauma. She is one of several designers behind Say Their Name, begun in response to the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and is the voice and curator behind The Invisible Tomboy, a popular Instagram account working to challenge gender norms. She otherwise spends her days enjoys social cycling, fort-building and singing "rap karaoke" with friends. Heather has experienced three major losses her life – her father, her grandmother and her 17 year old cat. Despite processing grief daily, Heather still laughs a little longer, and little louder than others.

    ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track I: Healing Supper and is closed to the public.

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    Aug
    16
    7:30pm 7:30pm

    Host: Emily, Dallas, TX

    ABOUT THE EVENING: This is an Open House supper in response to the violent weekend in Charlottesville, VA. Folks are welcome to come and go as they please. More on these types of suppers can be found in The People's Supper Collective Care Guidebook, here.

    WANT IN? Fill out our Join a Supper form, and write “Emily, Dallas" when it asks whom you'd like to be matched with.

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    Aug
    6
    6:00pm 6:00pm

    Host: FeelGood, Bryn Athyn, PA

    ABOUT YOUR HOST:  

    FeelGood is hosting a handful of suppers as a way to connect and foster dialogue over a shared meal. FeelGood is a youth-led movement turning college into a time of effective global action. On campuses across the country, students run a successful social enterprise — a grilled cheese deli — to raise money and build public support for the end of extreme hunger and poverty. In the process students gain critical business, leadership and teamwork skills that serve them throughout their lives.

    ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a privately organized supper and is closed to the public.

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    Jul
    29
    3:00pm 3:00pm

    Hosts: Vivian + Ahlaam, Seattle, WA

    ABOUT YOUR HOSTS:  

    Vivian Hua is a writer, filmmaker, and political organizer who is fascinated by synthesizing divergent styles, groups, and schools of thought. Much of her work unifies her interest in the metaphysical with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. After more than a decade of splitting her time between Editor-in-Chief of an arts and music publication called REDEFINE and working as a designer and writer for numerous non-profit organizations, Hua expands upon her artistic and activist career with her latest narrative short film, Searching Skies. Her work can be seen here, or e-mail her at hellomynameisvee@gmail.com.

    Ahlaam Ibraahim is a student at University of Washington! Ahlaam enjoys writing and hopes to become a voice for the voiceless. She currently covers stories for Seattle Globalist, Occupy and Seattlei Times! She’s really passionate about education, Islam and powdered donuts. Ahlaam is a proud Somali-American and loves helping her community strive for the better -- which is why she runs two initiatives: Global Islamophobia Awareness day and Educating the Horn.

    ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track II: Bridging Supper. The afternoon will be filled with programming and presentations by students, as well as a screening of Vivian's film, Searching Skies, and followed by a Q&A and mingling, as well as a meal plan with catered halal food.

    WANT IN? Fill out our Join a Supper form, and write “Vivian/Ahlaam" when it asks whom you'd like to be matched with. 

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    Jul
    27
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    Hosts: Sarah + Sydney, Charleston, SC

    ABOUT YOUR HOSTS:  

    Sarah and Sydney are close friends and former coworkers who started a project called Charleston Table last year. Their shared love of food and community building led them to create Charleston Table as a space for people from across the Lowcountry to gather, break bread, increase awareness of social injustices, and advocate for a more just and equitable world. The deep divisions exposed in 2016 have led them to foster a more intimate space for people to struggle with difficult questions, process "the issues" in a personal way, and draw hope and encouragement from one another.

    WANT IN? Fill out our Join a Supper form, and write “Sarah + Sydney" when it asks whom you'd like to be matched with. 

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    Jul
    27
    6:00pm 6:00pm

    Host: Ivy, Milton, VA

    ABOUT YOUR HOST:  

    Ivy hails from a small town in Maine. She came to Boston to expand her experience of life and community. She found her way to Northeastern University, where she received her B.A. in political science and later her master’s in public administration. Meeting her husband, loving the buzz of people and diversity of food and music—she’s made Boston her home for the last 20 years. She’s enjoyed spending much of her time in whatever professional capacity - creating spaces for lively, meaningful community for people from all streams of life and perspectives. As a pastor of community life, in a non-denominational faith community, she’s found a perfect melding of all her favorites: people, diversity, community, and love at the center of it all—and, if we are lucky, some tasty food and outstanding music! In her spare time she enjoys teaching elementary kids in an outdoor classroom and hiking with her three kids as often as possible.

    ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track II: Bridging Supper.

    WANT IN? Fill out our Join a Supper form, and write “Ivy" when it asks whom you'd like to be matched with. 

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    Jul
    16
    5:00pm 5:00pm

    Host: Debi, Norfolk, VA

    ABOUT YOUR HOST:  Debi specializes in developing the capacities of people who want to make the world a better place, and is a passionate fan of connection, community, and humanity. 

    She serves on the teaching team at UPenn’s Center for Social Impact Strategy, where she mentors changemakers as they plan, launch, and scale up ventures that are financially sustainable while making the world a better, kinder, greener, or more equal place. 

    A new arrival to Hampton Roads, Debi is a retired competitive surfer and UN consultant whose work in poverty alleviation and peacebuilding has brought her through a couple of coups and dozens of countries across the Global South. Now an active duty military spouse, her semi-nomadic lifestyle continues to foster a deep appreciation of home, wherever you make it.

    She loves connecting people, needs, resources, and ideas, and looks forward to gathering new friends around the dining room table to break bread and share.

    ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track II: Bridging Supper.

    WANT IN? Fill out our Join a Supper form, and write “Debi, Norfolk" when it asks whom you'd like to be matched with. 

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    Jul
    12
    6:00pm 6:00pm

    Host: Imran, Chicago, IL

    ABOUT YOUR HOST:  Imran is co-founder and CEO of Embarc, a multi-award winning non-profit that is dramatically changing outcomes for urban youth through experiential learning. Embarc was founded on the idea that isolation is one of the key factors in the achievement gap and that experiences are fundamental to success. Previously, Imran taught at Harper High School, labeled “the most dangerous school in the country” by NPR’s This American Life.  He is the son of Indian Immigrants who came to this country to pursue the American Dream.

    ABOUT THE EVENING: This is a Track II: Bridging Supper.

    WANT IN? Fill out our Join a Supper form, and write “Imran, Chicago" when it asks whom you'd like to be matched with. 

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