Equitable Dinners Atlanta

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ABOUT THIS EVENT

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Please read below for an overview of event activities.

In September 2022, Out of Hand Theater, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Fulton County Remembrance Coalition, and many other community partners will host 5000 people at 500 tables across Atlanta.

Our theme: Better Me. Better We. Better World.

Equitable Dinners Atlanta marks the 116th anniversary of the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre – an event in Atlanta’s history that is not widely known.

 This event will bring together people of all backgrounds to have vital conversations on how this history connects to systemic issues today –  and inspire positive action for moving forward together. 



How can you participate?

On September 18, 2022, Out of Hand Theater, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Fulton County Remembrance Coalition and many other community partners will host 5000 people at 500 tables-breakfasts, lunches and dinners-across Atlanta. 

You can participate as a:

Host

Hosts coordinate the meal, welcome guests, and provide a location for guests to gather.

Facilitator

Facilitators moderate impactful dialogues, helping to keep the conversation on track.

Actor

Actors perform and share stories deepening empathy and understanding.

Guest

You are the alchemy, activating community through meaningful connection.

IMPORTANT: To create diversity at every table, we ask questions about the race and gender with which YOU identify, and your age range. You will also see a couple of questions about any food or pet allergies.


WHAT MAKES THIS SPECIAL?

At each dinner event, neighbors and strangers will:

  • Share a meal
  • Watch a short one-person play
  • Connect in small group facilitated conversation with diverse neighbors and strangers.

Launched by a short one person play, each unique table will share a meal, stories, connect with strangers and neighbors, and be inspired to make a positive difference. A trained facilitator at every table will help participants engage in dialogue with depth, honesty, and mutual respect.  



WHEN?

September 18, 2022 

10:00AM to 9:00PM

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GENTLE REMINDER: As a reminder, to create diversity at every table, we ask questions about the race and gender with which YOU identify, and your age range. You will also see a couple of questions about any food or pet allergies.


DINNER QUICK LIST

What we provide?

  • An actor
  • A facilitator for every table
  • A conversation guide

You may be sharing a meal in someone's home, school, house of worship, community center, or cultural space.



HOW DID WE START?

In August 2019, Out of Hand Theater and Both And Partners organized 120 Decatur Dinners for 1200 attendees across Decatur, in an unprecedented triumph of cooperation among our partners: City of Decatur’s Better Together Advisory Board, City Schools of Decatur, Decatur Housing Authority, Decatur Education Foundation, Beacon Hill (formerly Decatur NAACP), and dozens of churches and community groups.

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YOUR HOSTS

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights believes in justice and dignity for all – and the power of people to make this real. We inspire visitors and our other audiences with immersive exhibitions, dynamic events and conversations, and engagement and education/training programs.

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, which opened in 2014, is a museum and human rights organization in Atlanta that inspires people to tap their own power to change the world around them. The Center’s iconic exhibitions feature the papers and artifacts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; the history of the US civil rights movement; and stories from the for human rights around the world today.


Out of Hand Theater was started in 2001 to create a new kind of theater. We wanted to create a theater that reaches new audiences and meets people where they are. 

Out of Hand works at the intersection of art, social justice, and community engagement. We spark conversations to build a better world by using the tools of theater to support and enhance the work of community partners. 

 

Equitable Dinners is a collaboration between Out of Hand Theater and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, The King Center, and Partnership for Southern Equity, among others. Equitable Dinners is a free monthly series geared towards community learning. Equitable Dinners inspires Anti-Racism action through art and courageous conversation.


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