Itasca Project is partnering with Marnita’s Table to seek 100 home hosts or co-hosts who want to engage in radical hospitality through our model of Intentional Social Interaction (IZIs)!
GenConnect will connect people across difference who may never have met before but who share similar interests and concerns in our community inspiring deeper conversations and enduring relationships. Hosts and Co-Hosts will hold these IZIs with support from Marnita’s table and the Itasca Project and together with their guests and community members, over great food, we’ll build capacity for collaborative undertakings, ultimately creating and supporting ongoing relationships that catalyze participants to work together more effectively toward actionable equity-building efforts within our community.
Want to be one of our home hosts, co-hosts, or just want to know more? See our Frequently Asked Questions below or contact us at email@example.com!
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What is Marnita’s Table?
A Minneapolis based non-profit founded in 2005, 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, in the past ten years we’ve welcomed over 43,000 people from around the world and the around the way to find common ground while breaking bread. Check out www.marnitastable.org/izi for more information on our model and the work we do.
What is the Itasca Project?
The Itasca Project is a virtual organization dedicated to collaborative efforts toward regional economic vitality, quality of life, and prosperity for all. For more information, please visit our website at www.theitascaproject.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many dinner party hosts will be recruited?
How many guests will each dinner party have?
What if I need help paying for food and beverage?
What if I don’t want to host alone?
Where should I host a dinner party?
I'm feeling nervous about hosting.
How many dinner parties will there be total?
How many people are we looking to connect across difference?
What is a good vegan to carnivore menu?
Our summer vegan to carnivore feasts are a salad bar and a taco bar. We will provide guidance for the menu at the 3 hour training.
As a home host, what am I required to do?
As a home host, you must participate in a 3 hour Dinner Party Host Training. We will guide you and provide you with tools for completing the following tasks:
1. Host 2 events in the next 12 months.
2. Invite a diverse mix of people to your events.
3, Provide a feast appropriate from vegan to carnivore
4. Use provided facilitation tools & guides.
5. Track expenses using the Expensify app.
6. Participate in network mapping.
7. Share stories of impact/observations/recommendations back to us!
How can I share photos photos, outcomes and quotes from our events?
What conversation materials will I need to host a dinner party?
Flow of event
When will the second informational event be held?
Thursday, September 20th 2018 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Wilder Foundation 545 Snelling Ave N St. Paul, MN 55104
Marnita's Table is a 501(c)3. Our eleven-year old organization seeks to close gaps across difference through making Intentional Social Interaction the new pattern for society where people of color, the disenfranchised, the poor, the unheard, the fragile, the LGBTQ+ and anyone who is normally left out of community decision making are automatically included and valued at the policy-making and resource-sharing table.