DECATUR DINNERS

decatur dinners

100 DINNERS

ON ONE NIGHT

A SAFE PLACE TO BE BRAVE

AUGUST 25, 2019

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 SHARE A MEAL AND LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE AND EQUITY

NEIGHBORS WILL SIT DOWN, SHARE STORIES AND TALK HONESTLY TO LEARN WHAT DIVIDES US AND WHAT BRINGS US TOGETHER IN THE CITY OF DECATUR.

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Please join us Sunday, August 25th for this first in the nation event as we have 100 dinners in one night in homes, community centers, restaurants and places of worship. We’re inviting youth (aged middle school and up), parents and community members to share stories and make connections with others who want to see Decatur bridge its racial divides.. and we need your voice at the table!  

Be a guest: we invite you to sign up as a guest and you will be placed at a dinner in Decatur. Guests bring sides, desserts or drinks. Each dinner will have a trained facilitator.

Be a host: If you’re a host, you’ll open your home for a dinner for 8-12 people. Hosts provide the main course and may invite a couple of guests. We ask that you leave space for others from throughout Decatur who will be placed at your table by the organizers.

Be a facilitator: We welcome experienced facilitators and will provide advance training and support.

Actors Wanted: Out of Hand Theater has created a short live performance especially for the Decatur Dinners. The play will start off each dinner party to spark conversation. Experienced actors can apply and are invited to share a meal and join the discussion.

Join us. Together, we can be brave and create real change around race and equity in Decatur and in our world!

Decatur Dinner Organizers

 

Decatur Dinner Sponsors


My Decatur Dinners experience was humbling and encouraging and spirit-rattling… I believe we are a city that is willing to listen, while accepting that we have a ways to go before we understand each other.
— Syreeta Campbell, CSD parent and Better Together Board member

My experience with the Decatur Dinners project was very positive. I think we are laying the groundwork for hundreds of conversations to unfold later this year that will have a lasting impact on our city.
— Kelly Walsh, Decatur City Commissioner