Deliberate Discourse is a series of discussions about things that matter. We believe that face-to-face dialog is a simple and powerful way to increase understanding, grow in empathy, and discover new possibilities.
The first Deliberate Discourse events have taken the format of family style dinners. Friends and strangers meet to share a meal and discuss a societal challenge. Prior to arrival, guests are sent a series of videos and articles to digest, creating a reference point for later discussion. Upon arrival at the dinner, everyone is welcomed and given a reflection prompt card to set the tone for the evening. Once dinner is served, each table (5-6 people) is free to have a self-directed conversation. Our current topic is race and equality.
Here's what some of our wonderful attendees have to say: