Where did you come from, and where have you found community in Summit County?
Those are some of the questions driving conversations at The People’s Supper — a gathering hosted by the Summit Colorado Interfaith Council meant to bring together a diverse group of people and spur discussions from different pockets of the greater Summit County community.
Individuals from various backgrounds join together to share personal stories about where they came from, and the communities they’ve built here in Summit County.
It's a National Movement
People's Suppers use shared meals to build trust and connection among people of different identities and perspectives.
Our work is born of a belief — to quote a popular adage — that “change moves at the speed of trust”, and a simple question: What needs healing here?
For millennia, sharing a meal has stood as one of the few things that all of us—whoever we are and wherever we come from—have in common. Suppers are a place where we can come together over one of humanity’s most ancient and simple rituals. A place where we can share meaningful stories, good food, and a sense of community. A place where we can build the relationships and trust on which our work depends.
Since January 20, 2017, we’ve teamed up with ordinary people, schools, faith communities and neighborhood organizations and equipped them to host over 1,500 suppers in more than 120 cities and towns across the country, in order to strengthen our individual and collective resilience, and to repair the breach in our interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences.