What // Why

We aim to repair the breach in our interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences, leading to more civil civic discourse. And, we plan to do it in the most nourishing way we know – over supper!

This isn’t about a political party, or what is or isn’t happening in Washington. It’s about us, and our relationship to one another. Too often, we exist in echo chambers and see each other as monoliths: one-sided stereotypes who can be reduced to a single word or phrase.

Instead, we want to go beneath the headlines, to see each other as real people with real struggles, real fears, real hopes, and real dreams.

This project started in January 2017 as #100days100dinners, and since then we’ve hosted over 100 dinners across the country. Due to demand and interest, we’re keeping the conversation going over the next year (at least).  

Suppers are a place where we can come together over one of humanity’s most ancient and simple rituals. A place where we can share meaningful stories, good food, and a sense of community. A place where we can build understanding and trust.

We invite you to pull up a chair.

Join Us

Looking to join a supper?
We will do our best to connect you to someone hosting in your area. Sign up here. 

Want to host?

  • We’ll give you a facilitation guide, which is full of tried and true methods for facilitating meaningful conversation. It also has email templates, readings & poems, tips on organizing a potluck, a ritual zine full of ice breakers and ways to set the tone for dinner, and much more!
  • Each host will get a 30 minute video-chat call with an expert facilitator, to coach you on facilitating challenging & meaningful conversations, answer any questions, and offer tips. Calls take place every Tuesday at 2pm EST/ 5pm PST.

  • You can join the host Facebook group, to talk about what’s working, share experiences, and get support from folks who have hosted before.

  • We’ll connect you to some awesome dinner guests!

Had a great dinner?
Share your experience with the hashtag #ThePeoplesSupper, and we will amplify it to the whole People’s Supper community!

Looking for what’s next?

Sign up for our newsletter. There, you’ll find resources and updates on how to take the next step. We’re in the process of developing resources for: follow-up dinner parties, bystander intervention online teach-ins, unconscious bias trainings, or any one of an array of related offerings from our participating partners.

Guests don’t talk politics or debate their varying stances on issues like immigration, healthcare and abortion. Instead, they share life experiences and find commonality with others across the dinner table, where each individual voice deserves to be heard.
When Donna Callejon suggested they serve dessert because it was already 9 o’clock, everyone seemed stunned by how the evening had flown by and hailed it as a success: “I’ll carry the memory that this was worthwhile,” Susumu Noda said.

“I’m just really grateful that everyone was open to coming and having the conversation,” Marjorie Sims said. “People showed up, and that gives me hope.”

Around the table, her guests raised their glasses.
To share, a dinner guest has to dig deep... I was processing something that I had never really thought about before. Another thing was probably something I hadn’t shared in 15 or 16 years… maybe since it happened. And so I think that that’s the beauty.
— Podcast host, Scotty Crowe