Dallas Dinner Table
Next Event: January 20, 2020
Achieve an America without racism, one meal at a time

Welcome to Dallas Dinner Table

December 3, is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving to improve our world. 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. 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

Registration for 2020 is now open!

Enjoy these photos from our January 21st, 2019 event.

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 20, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm to coincide with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday.  We hope that you will join us and participate, registration is open now, stay tuned for updates. 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.