The People's Supper- building community through better conversations
We aim to repair the breach in our interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences, leading to more civil discourse. And, we plan to do it in the most nourishing way we know – over supper!
This isn’t about a political party, or what is or isn’t happening in Washington. It’s about us, and our relationship to one another. Too often, we exist in echo chambers and see each other as monoliths: one-sided stereotypes who can be reduced to a single word or phrase.
Instead, we want to go beneath the headlines, to see each other as real people with real struggles, real fears, real hopes, and real dreams.
This project started in January 2017 as #100Days100Dinners, and since then we’ve hosted over 200 dinners across the country. Due to demand and interest, we’re keeping the conversation going over the next year (at least).
Suppers are a place where we can come together over one of humanity’s most ancient and simple rituals. A place where we can share meaningful stories, good food, and a sense of community. A place where we can build understanding and trust.
Looking to join a supper?
We will do our best to connect you to someone hosting in your area. Sign up here.
Want to host?
- We’ll give you a hosting guide, which is full of tried and true methods for facilitating meaningful conversation. It also has email templates, readings and poems, tips on organizing a potluck, a ritual zine full of ice breakers, ways to set the tone for supper, and much more!
- Each host will get a 30 minute call with an expert facilitator, to coach you on facilitating challenging and meaningful conversations, answer any questions, and offer tips.
- You can join the host Facebook group, to talk about what’s working, share experiences, and get support from folks who have hosted before.
- We’ll connect you to some awesome dinner guests!
- Length: 1 night
Much of my personal work has been built upon the believe that the most powerful conversations happen in the most random places – like around a dinning room table. With the right bit of intention and facilitation, it’s easy to transform a meal into a powerful experience of healing and bridge-building. This group has been doing incredible work helping to spread that simple message to many different cities. They have an incredible Resource List that you can download to help you start your own dinner convos.