The Dinner Party is a community of (mostly) 20- and 30-somethings out to transform life after loss from an isolating experience into one marked by community support, candid conversation, and forward movement. We’ve lost moms and dads, siblings and partners and friends, infants and children, and get together over potluck meals for a chance to share the part of ourselves that rarely sees the light of day.
We are bound not by religion, or race, or age, or class, but by loss, a common currency that transcends those lines and unites us in "a world-wide fellowship".
We know that the minute we begin to “other” each other, to think that because we don’t know what to say, it is better to say nothing at all, we deny each other a voice and a chance to be seen and to be heard.
We know that such silences become yet another way of silencing each other, of ignoring systemic abuses, of perpetuating the status quo.
And we know that grief is not shared equally in America, nor outside of it. As Dr. King would have us remember, silence is complicity, and tomorrow may come too late.
We have seen that buried beneath our most isolating experiences lie the seeds for rich community, empathy, and meaningful connection. We have seen that our ability to thrive as individuals depends first on our building thriving communities. And we have seen that that work cannot be done alone.
A #RevolutionofValues, you say? You had us at hello.
Recommended action for #RevolutionOfValues:
#Maketomorrowtoday, take one loving action, large or small, that you've thought about but never acted on.