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Bagels Beyond Boundaries: Civil Dialogue Across the Table, featuring Marnita's Table

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

About this event

Bagels Beyond Boundaries provides an informal space for students, staff faculty, and community to engage in discussion over bagels and coffee. Speakers from different sectors will illuminate examples from their own experience or research on ways to bring people together across boundaries to address a particular issue.

Join the Center for Integrative Leadership on April 25, 2019 from 8:30-9:30am in the Carlson School, room 1-123 for a Bagels Beyond Boundaries conversation with Marnita's Table. Elexis Trinity, Blanca Martinez Gavina, Lauren Williams, and Marnita Schroedl will share the goals, strategies, and challenges of Marnita’s Table as a case study on promoting civil dialogue across differences. Marnita’s Table seeks to make Intentional Social Interaction the new pattern for society where people of color, the disenfranchised, the poor, the unheard, the fragile, the LGBTQ+, and the traditionally excluded are actively and intentionally included and valued at the policy-making and resource-sharing table. Marnita’s Table specializes in bringing people together across difference around a delicious feast to find common ground on important public policy issues and to identify and repair divisions in communities and institutions. In the last 13 years, Marnita's Table has hosted more than 50,000 individuals at hundreds of Intentional Social Interactions. There’s always room for another seat at the table.

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend so that we can be sure to have enough bagels and coffee for all.

Note: The Carlson School, room 1-123 is located near several transit and parking options. Map it here.
If you have questions or an idea for a future speaker email us: CIL@umn.edu

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