The theme of this year’s Start The Conversation Gala is… Humans Gods Monsters! For the first time ever, our annual fundraiser is a Masquerade and Costume Ball! Come dressed to theme or
The theme of this year’s Start The Conversation Gala is…
Humans Gods Monsters!
For the first time ever, our annual fundraiser is a Masquerade and Costume Ball! Come dressed to theme or make a mask when you arrive!
Who is human? What decisions, if any, encroach on the domain of God(s)? What is monstrous? What scares us? What inspires us? What are we?
Explore these questions in heavenly, earthly, and abyssal décor at our fabulous new location, the iconic Westminster Presbyterian Event Center in Downtown Minneapolis. Get out of your bubble, meet someone new and have fun! Engage with over 450 decision makers, community leaders and family members and share a delicious cross-cultural feast appropriate from vegan to carnivore and from demon to deity.
Whether you want to get a little holy, let out the monster inside or showcase your humanity, you are highly encouraged to come in mask and dressed to theme. Don’t have a mask? Worry not, we are providing a free and luxurious mask making experience where you can design your own mask with a bevy of fantastical accessories. Stay tuned on our Facebook page, our Instagram (Instagram.com/marnitastable) and in this event page for costume and mask ideas!
Come learn about the fantastic work Marnita’s Table has been up to for the past year and what we are planning for the years to come. To support our work, donations can be made at the event by check, card, phone, or cash! Even if you cannot attend you can still partner with us by contributing on our website (marnitastable.org/contribute).
Show your support! Funding our Expansion Campaign helps us bridge gaps across difference in more communities and spread our model of Intentional Social Interaction (“IZI”) to more people who need it. There is incredible need throughout our state and country to bring people together equitably and peacefully. We are raising urgently needed funds for Rapid Response Teams to deliver pop-up IZIs, no matter where the need arises. Your support is essential to the growth of IZI in communities that need it the most.
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To learn more about sponsoring the event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Are all costumes allowed?
A: The event will have a strict anti-cultural appropriation policy. Worried your costume might be offensive or appropriative? Err on the side of caution and respect. You are encouraged to message us for judgement free and culturally competent advice.
Q: Are scholarships available?
A: Yes! Though we hope those who can afford to support us by paying the price of admission do so, we intend to do everything we can to accommodate anyone who wants to attend whether they can pay or not!
Almost 70% of our revenue and 100% of our operating budget comes from someone who hires us. Every donation goes directly to programming, making IZI accessible to more people.
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(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST
Westminster Presbyterian Event Center
1200 Marquette Ave S
Please join District 191 on Tuesday, November 19th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for CommUnity! a feast and conversation. During our time together, we will explore how we can create a
Please join District 191 on Tuesday, November 19th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. for CommUnity! a feast and conversation.
During our time together, we will explore how we can create a connected community across difference. Feel free to drop by for a bit or stay for the whole time—but you won’t want to miss this exciting and important conversation!
Date | Tuesday, November 19th
Time | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location | Diamondhead Education Center
200 Burnsville Pkwy, Burnsville, MN 55337
RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 612.928.7744.
Day-of Contact | Lauren @ 612.750.1267
Yes! This event is free and open to the public!
Yes! Children and families are welcome!
Yes! Transportation is available!
What to Expect:
Expect to be enlivened, engaged and to have fun! A complete feast is served with abundance to allay any dietary concern from vegan to carnivore using the Marnita’s Table model (www.marnitastable.org) of a resource abundant environment where all can eat their fill! You are our guest and there is no charge to participate. Please dress comfortably. Children, elders and other community members of all ages welcome!
We are specifically seeking a vibrant cross-cultural mix of participants. If you know someone who will add and/or receive extraordinary value through their participation feel free to reach out to someone across race, class, culture or age and invite them to join you!
About District 191
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 is a dynamic and innovative suburban public school district serving approximately 9,000 students. In fact, the district’s innovation has attracted the attention of major corporations (Google and Best Buy) and national publications. The District includes 10 elementary schools with kindergarten through grade 5 (some with voluntary pre-kindergarten programs), three middle schools with grades 6-8, one high school with grades 9-12 and one alternative high school. The District also includes one of the most extensive Community Education programs in the state, serving newborns up through senior citizens.
About Marnita’s Table:
Marnita’s Table seeks to measurably increase social capital across race, class, culture, gender and other means of self-identity in order to catalyze transformational change where racial and cultural differences are not viewed as deficits or merely tolerated, but instead viewed as assets. Experts at social capital building, over the past fourteen years we’ve welcomed over 56,000 people from around the world and the around the way to find common ground while breaking bread.