The first in the nation Decatur Dinners
was a HUGE
success!! We had more than 100 dinners simultaneously
in 50 homes and 20 larger venues across Decatur to discuss race and equity. 1200 people showed up!! We talked about hard things, we shared a meal, we welcomed strangers into our homes – – and we left as friends. We are committed to work together to change our city in radical ways.
Many people asked WHAT'S NEXT?
We want to have more dinners, but we MUST cover our costs
from the first successful dinners.
It cost $15,000
to put on these dinners: from the original script by Minka Wiltz
that is PHENOMENAL and gives every dinner a unique starting point -- cutting to the core of the issue quickly, so guests can dive into conversation.
To the amazing actors
provided by Out of Hand Theater
-- I'm pretty sure every person who attended a Decatur Dinner appreciates the role these actors play, in not only performing the play, but in participating in the conversation afterward. Their contribution is deeply impactful.
There are additional costs from printing, to the website, to a database that assigns guests to the documentary crew from NightOwl
that is producing a documentary on the Decatur Dinners to show other cities how they can roll out this idea in their home town.
If you attended a dinner... or if you didn't get to attend a dinner but would like to attend the next series in September.. PLEASE GIVE NOW!
If every person (1200) who attended a dinner gave just $10, we'd meet our goal.
If you'd like to see the Decatur Dinners model come to your town/city... PLEASE GIVE NOW
This project gives people hope
on the issue of race. It gives people a chance to tell their personal stories, to be heard, to show up and to take action.
Help us create more community conversations across America!
Thanks!! Learn more about the Decatur Dinners here!
Thank you in advance for helping to make this necessary conversation happen!