How Do I Get Involved

Dinner tables involving 8 to 10 people are held three times a year on a Saturday in February, in mid-May and the third Saturday in September. They start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m., in homes, churches, and restaurants all over the city on the same night. Registered participants are assigned a dinner location.

Anyone who lives or works in DeSoto can participate in the program by agreeing to be a guest at the next dinner. Guests need only bring an open mind and a willingness to share ideas and experiences. To balance the tables and enhance the experience, we need male and female guests of all ethnicities and ages. High school students, aged 16 and older, can receive community service hours for participating. To become a registered participant complete a guest registration form.

Trained facilitators will provide structure to the evening and use techniques designed to minimize debate and maximize sharing and understanding. We also need hosts who will agree to welcome a group of 8 to 10 into your home or other location and cover the cost of the meal.  For more information on serving as a host or facilitator go to DeSoto Dining and Dialogue website.