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“At the Table” Virtual Dinner and Discussion– What America Means to You

Sunday, November 22nd
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Description

At the Table is a series of virtual dinners and facilitated conversations that aim to build community and embrace vulnerability during these difficult times. Each event gathers open, reflective individuals virtually to dine and discuss a chosen topic for the evening. The topic for November’s second dinner is, “What America Means to You”.
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To participate, please register by November 13th. (Registration for this event may not be available until after the previous event in the series has passed. For more information, please email Art@ilstu.edu). Information regarding how to pick up your non-perishable ingredients, recipe, and bowl from University Galleries are within the registration form. Participation and provided ingredients are free; however, space is limited.
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The second November dinner will occur on Sunday, November 22nd from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Recipe: Chili Lime Quinoa with Sweet Potato and Black Beans 

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At the Table is co-facilitated by MFA students Aca Carle, Japheth Asiedu-Kwarteng, Peytin Fitzgerald, Priscilla Lo, and Assistant Professor of Nonwestern/Global Art History Kantara Souffrant and is sponsored by the Wonsook Kim School of Art, University Galleries, Green Top Grocery, and Bloomington Hy-Vee. These virtual dinners and discussions gather individuals across ISU and the Bloomington-Normal community to dine and discuss the evening’s chosen topic. A recipe, curated and adapted by Priscilla Lo, accompanies each event. Participants will receive recipes and non-perishable ingredients to create the meals before the discussion begins. Every participant will also receive a handmade bowl made by Japheth Asiedu-Kwarteng with support from Priscilla Lo. Each meal and conversation topic is different, but the goal is to host a communal space that welcomes conversations across differences. We aim to be a space for listening, learning, and respecting each other’s humanity.   


Future Topics + Dates for At the Table:

  • Sunday, December 20 (Topic: Creating Inclusive SpacesMeal: Breakfast for Dinner)
If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.