The Campaign for Equity: New Orleans (CENO) and United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) are hosting the third annual Race Around the Table on Nov. 4, a night where friends, families and organizations will come together to hold the largest simultaneous conversation about the need for racial equity.
All across the region, all in one night, participants will host in-person or virtual dinners with their network of friends, family and colleagues to foster discussions on racial disparities and how we can work together to make more equitable communities.
This year’s event, held just over two months after Hurricane Ida rocked Louisiana, will focus on equity in recovery and rebuilding efforts.
Founded by CENO in 2019, Race Around the Table harnesses the unifying powers of food and conversation to normalize discussions about race and equity. UWSELA joined the effort this year to help expand the event’s reach and scale.
Hosts will be provided with an in-depth toolkit – including discussion questions, facilitation tips and sample invitation language. Organizers encourage up to 10 familiar guests and a location and menu that will create a safe and comfortable environment.
The event is free, but interested participants should visit RaceAroundTheTable.com to learn more and register their dinners.