A Seat at the Table (ASATT) brings together people of different backgrounds for a conversation over a shared meal, and are typically hosted in people’s homes. We take care of the catering and provide a facilitator. Our ASATT dinners are not meant to be an educational experience only, but, rather, a personal one – with those around the table sharing their stories and asking questions, helping to break boundaries and form relationships. In this way, we get to know and better understand one another and the things that we care about and care for.
The conversations we facilitate at ASATT dinners are cross-faith, cross-racial, cross-ethnic, and cross-cultural. We seek to build community and combat stereotypes among Muslims and non-Muslims by helping initiate and develop meaningful relationships between participants, and by encouraging all to reach across the table in friendship.
A Seat at the Table is:
We welcome all to our table.
We do not ask you to check your beliefs at the door, but rather invite you to bring all of yourself to the conversation.
We respect who you are, your worldview, and your deeply held beliefs.
All the logistics, including invitations and catering, are taken care of by our staff.
We provide a facilitators who are experienced and who will help guide a productive conversation.
We want to know you and we want for you to know others.
We initiate relationships and provide the spaces to grow and nurture them.
It is our sincere hope that you will leave with a better understanding of what it’s like to be sitting on the “other side” of the table. After experiencing ASATT, we hope you will go out into the world and live it.
For more information about ASATT and the work we engage in email us. Please indicate that you would like to host or simply participate in an upcoming ASATT event near you.