Marnita’s Table ‘Start the Conversation’ Gala:

Myth Medicine Memory

Saturday, November 12th
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 

  • Once again, our annual fundraiser is a Masquerade and Costume Ball! Come dressed to theme or make a mask when you arrive!
  • Enjoy an abundant feast appropriate from vegan to carnivore!
  • Children of all ages are welcome!

The theme of this year’s Start The Conversation Gala is…
Myth Medicine Memory!

Join us for an intimate gala and cross cultural feast as we share how we continue to grow our work through the COVID-19 Pandemic and how you can get involved. Explore questions centered around Myth, Medicine, and Memory at our fabulous location, the iconic Westminster Presbyterian Event Center in Downtown Minneapolis. 

The Marnita’s Table – Start The Conversation annual Gala is again a masquerade and costume ball! Whether you want to come as your favorite mythical creature, showcase some medical fashions, or represent an iconic memory, you are highly encouraged to come in mask and dressed to theme. Don’t have a costume 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 and our Instagram 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.

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 to bring IZIs, no matter where the need arises. Your support is essential to the growth of IZI in communities that need it the most.

For more information or to discuss sponsorships email



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 and think up something else. 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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Marnita's Table is a 501(c)3. Our 18-year old organization seeks to close gaps across difference through making Intentional Social Interaction (“IZI") / Digital Intentional Social Interaction (“dIZI”) the new pattern for society where Indigenous; Black and brown people; the disenfranchised; the poor; the LGBTQ+; those from historically and currently pushed to the margins communities; the traditionally unheard and excluded are actively and intentionally included and valued at the policy-making and resource-sharing table.