Together We Dine
On September 20, PHPC members came together with neighbors, friends and strangers for Together We Dine, an event started by Project Unity Dallas.
Project Unity has been leading efforts to unify Dallas by implementing a number of community building programs to help heal race relationships between law enforcement and Dallas citizens.
120 people gathered in Jubilee Hall to engage in courageous and safe conversations about race relations, talk about their experiences and listen to the stories of their fellow diners. One attendee, Bob Warren, said 'I thought it was a great opportunity to network with a diverse group of people. Sharing my thoughts and listening to those of the other members of my table group was a chance to think about where "Race Matters" could go. I hope my table group will try to meet again.
Led by a trained facilitator at each table, each table participated in healthy and structured dialogue, answering questions such as:
- Describe the racial makeup of your community growing up. How did it shape your views on race?
- What is your first memory of racism? How did it affect you?
- What gives you hope about future race relations in America?
By discussing beliefs and differences over dinner, we hope that the Together We Dine experience will continue to prove that what unites us is greater than what divides us.
Photos courtesy of Kevin Bowens Photography.