A grassroots non-profit organization in Northeast Ohio, that provides a safe space for an honest conversation about the state of race and equity in Cleveland and around the world.
To provide a space for people to unite and share stories through facilitated conversations to confront racism and build equitable communities.
Our Vision is to move from productive dialogue to meaningful individual and collective actions to reduce systemic racism and create an equitable and just society.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We have group discussion about racial equity lead by trained facilitators.
Currently, dinners are virtual via zoom. Coming soondinners will be live in homes, places of worship, and community spaces across Cleveland.
“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
― Roy T. Bennett
The last Sunday of every month, from 5-7 PM EST.
An actor jump-starts the evening, offering guests an emotional performance that looks into one’s life. This allows people to share their own stories without first requiring a person of color to put their personal pain on display.
Designated Facilitators guide and keep the conversation on track in every group.
Intentional Diversity in every virtual breakout room and live dinner group, mixed by race, geography, economics, and age. Based on who signs up, our design team helps disperse the guests to maximize the presence of different perspectives at the table.
Strategic Community Engagement and planning. We don’t rely solely on hosts to recruit guests; we actively work with community partners to reach out to the whole community.
Selective Media Buzz highlighting a bigger picture, to stretch well beyond just one event.