Diversity is on the Menu for Conference Center Event
UT Dallas to Promote Intercultural Discussions as Dallas Dinner Table Sponsor
March 6, 2008
The University will host guests for Dallas Dinner Table, an annual event to promote understanding among the many ethnic groups that call North Texas home.
Participants need only “an open mind and willingness to share personal experiences” for the event at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, in the McDermott Suite on the fourth floor of the UT Dallas McDermott Library.
The dinner is free, but registration is required by March 10 at the Dallas Dinner Table organization’s Web site.
Once a year, the organization brings together people of diverse races and faiths to share meals and conversation. Dinners involving about 10 people per table are held simultaneously throughout the Dallas area. The goal is to break down racial barriers, encourage cross-cultural communication and share diverse perspectives about the impact of race on daily life.
Facilitators are trained to lend structure to the evening and use established techniques designed to minimize debate and maximize understanding among people representing different backgrounds and cultures.
The tables at UT Dallas are sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement, Multicultural Center and Galerstein Women’s Center.
Participants are asked to arrive at 6 p.m. The event is expected to end around 9:30 p.m.