Dallas Dinner Table
Next Event: January 18, 2021
Achieve an America without racism, one meal at a time

Welcome to Dallas Dinner Table

What is Now and What is Next?

Most, if not all, living in the year of 2020 are learning to navigate medical and racial pandemics. For those of us that have been supporting and participating as staff, hosts, facilitators and guests of Dallas Dinner Table in the past, we are hearing and heeding the call for more and deeper conversations that lead to consistent action that addresses racism. What is in the now is that Dallas Dinner Table is focused on marshalling the resources, volunteers and funding, to respond to the many requests to support communities, companies and organizations that want to partner with us to expand beyond our annual event. What is next is to create a plan using the resources that commit to help us and implement the plan. It will not be easy or quick, but with the support of our very small staff and all of you that have given us your time, talent and treasure, we will stay on the path to creating a world without racism. It will require all of us to do more and I know we can do this even though it is hard. Thank you for everything each of you have done to keep us doing work that we have always known is important and even more so now. I am hopeful that we now have many more joining us and “many hands make light work”.

Please volunteer or donate to help us move forward.

Dallas Dinner Table exists to:

  • Encourage communication about race relations and the impact of ethnicity on relationships 
  • Educate participants about perspectives held by others related to race relations
  • Empower citizens to develop relationships with people from a variety of racial/ethnic groups.
Let’s continue to have conversations that matter to create actions that lead to real change.  Join us!

The Dallas Dinner Table annual event provides an opportunity to hear and share diverse perspectives about the impact of race on the daily lives of DFW residents.  Our next event is scheduled for Monday, January 18, 2021.  Registration for our 2021 event will open in late 2020; please check back with us for updates.

Did you know that you can organize a Dallas Dinner Table event for your company, organization or school at a date and time of your convenience? Please contact us at info@dallasdinnertable.com for details.

Please make a donation to the Dallas Dinner Table; your gift will enable us to continue our mission, including our annual Dallas Dinner Table event and our ongoing outreach throughout the year.

Enjoy these photos from our previous years’ events.

Dallas Dinner Table organizes various small dinners across the Greater Dallas area one night a year where participants share their experiences and perspectives on race in a structured discussion together over a light meal within a casual setting.

Our next Dallas Dinner Table will be held on Monday, January 18, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm to coincide with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday.  Registration for our 2021 event will open in late 2020. The Dallas Dinner Table event provides an opportunity to hear and share diverse perspectives about the impact of race on the daily lives of DFW residents. The dinners are designed to:

  • Encourage communication about race relations and the impact of ethnicity on relationships.
  • Educate participants about perspectives held by others related to race relations.
  • Empower citizens to develop relationships with people from a variety of racial/ethnic groups.

Who should attend? Anyone who is interested in exploring ideas about race and participating in thought provoking group discussion.

Okay, I want to participate! What can I do?  Once registration opens, register for the event and participate as either a Guest, Facilitator or HostGuests are expected to arrive promptly by 6:00 pm at their designated dinner location on the day of the event and be prepared to hear and share their diverse perspectives about the impact of race in their daily lives with their fellow guests, facilitator and host.  Facilitators will attend orientation sessions prior to the event so that they will be prepared to guide dialogue at each table towards cross-cultural communication with a focus on personal action and growth, and foster the advantages of cross-racial relationships.  Hosts provide an evening meal, either privately or with resources provided by their religious organizations or businesses, to participants.

Where are the dinners held? Dinners are held in private homes, churches, businesses or restaurants and hosted by gracious citizens who provide an evening meal to participants from diverse backgrounds.

Welcome to Dallas Dinner Table

What can I expect at the dinner? Dinners involving 8 to 10 participants of balanced diversity will be held simultaneously throughout the DFW metroplex at different locations in homes, churches, businesses and restaurants in the evening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday.

Do bring an open mind and willingness to share your personal experiences.  Trained facilitators will lend structure to the evening and utilize established techniques designed to minimize debate and maximize understanding among people representing different backgrounds and cultures.  The program design allows for 90 minutes of discussion with a target completion time of 9:30 p.m.

Is there a fee to participate in the Dallas Dinner Table? No, there is no charge to attend. Dinner is provided through the generosity of our hosts. Please feel free to make a donation to the Dallas Dinner Table so that we may continue this program.

Explore this website to learn more about the Dallas Dinner Table and how you may participate. Join our email list to stay informed of developments for Dallas Dinner Table throughout the year.  Donate to the Dallas Dinner Table, we are an independent non-profit organization focused on improving race relations in the DFW metroplex; every donation, large or small, is important and greatly appreciated.