Monthly Virtual Conversations on Race and Equity

About the Project

Equitable Dinners: Lift Every Voice
Equitable Dinners: Lift Every Voice is a free, live, monthly conversation series featuring art, experts, and an opportunity to connect with your neighbors locally and around the world to talk about race and equity. Each month, we will hear from a new expert, watch a 10-minute play written for the event, and join together in conversation. Equitable Dinners is a collaboration between Out of Hand Theater, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, The King Center, Civic Dinners, and Atlanta Public Schools. These conversations will occur virtually. Register today at equitabledinners.com­­­­!

Lift Every Voice had an incredible launch on April 19, with a frank and inspiring talk about equity and public health, especially during this pandemic, by Dr. Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, and a short play written by Gabrielle Fulton Ponder and performed by Danielle Deadwyler. We will double capacity each month, to reach 5000 guests in our September event. Join us every 3rd Sunday through September 2020 from 5pm to 7pm, to engage the following topics with an equity lens: 

Health
 
- April 19 - Playwright: Gabrielle Fulton Ponder
Food - May 17 - Playwright: Amina McIntyre
Economics - June 14 - Playwright: Avery Sharpe
Education - July 19 - Playwright: Lee Nowell
Housing - August 16 - Playwright: Dana Stringer
Voting - September 20 - Playwright: Gabrielle Fulton Ponder

Decatur Dinners
On August 25, we hosted 120 Decatur Dinners for 1200 attendees in Decatur homes, community centers and houses of worship, with a facilitated conversation about race and equity at every dinner table, launched by the performance of a very short play written for the occasion. The evening was planned in partnership with the City of Decatur's Better Together Advisory Board, City Schools of Decatur, Decatur Housing Authority, Decatur Education Foundation, Both And Partners/One Small Change. Decatur Dinners was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, CBS 46, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Emory Wire, and Saporta Report.  

Budget
Please help us produce Equitable Dinners in July, August and September!
Playwrights                           $2000
Actors                                   $500
Equitable Dinner Manager   $1500
TOTAL                                  $4000

Double Your Gift!
Make your contribution right now, and the City of Atlanta will match it dollar for dollar! 
$25 = $50 Sponsor a Guest
$100 = $200 Sponsor an Actor
$250 = $500 Sponsor a Virtual Dinner Table
$500 = $1000 Sponsor a Playwright


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