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Our Story

The Leadership Dallas Alumni Board of the Dallas Regional Chamber was the impetus for Dallas Dinner Table (DDT). Following the dragging death of James Byrd in 1998 in nearby Jasper, the Alumni Board of Leadership Dallas sought a way to bring people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds together for a facilitated conversation about race/racism and the dinner table concept was born.

The first dinner table was held on October 7, 1999. DDT later transitioned to an independent nonprofit organization led by volunteers. In addition to a signature MLK Day event, DDT facilitates requests for Private Dinner Tables and Community Dinner Tables throughout the year with corporations, schools, community, and nonprofit organizations.

In 2021, DDT began its long-planned expansion to America’s Dinner Table (ADT), continuing to provide the dinner table experience to communities not only in Texas, but across the nation.

Events are held in the virtual or in person setting, and ADT prepares materials based on the needs and diversity initiatives of each organization.

Our Mission

Engage people and challenge assumptions through dialogue to build understanding and strengthen connections.

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  • "Attending this Dinner Table Event has been a great place to talk about the things that are important to us and how we can further the progress of moving the journey forward."
    - MLK Day Attendee
  • “I’ve learned that it’s harder to hate up close.
    - Michelle Obama
  • "Having a conversation about race has made the subject more comfortable and less intimidating"
    - MLK Day Attendee
  • "One good conversation can shift the direction of change forever."
    - Linda Lamber
  • "You don't know what people are really thinking until you listen to their lived experiences."
    - MLK Day Attendee
  • "We've learned that race conversations is not about resolving our opinions, but rather self reflection that leads to self directed progress."
    - Dionne Kirby, Executive Director, America's Dinner Table

What We Do

Engage people and challenge assumptions through dialogue to build understanding and strengthen connections.


Achieve an America without racism through the power of conversation.

Our Why

Encourage communication about race relations and the impact of ethnicity on relationships.

Educate participants about perspectives held by others related to race relations.

Empower citizens to develop relationships with people from a variety of racial/ethnic groups.

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How We Do It

We create a safe space for diverse perspectives that affirm lived experiences through self-reflection leading our participants to self-directed progress.

Dinner Table Experiences

  • Virtual Dinner Table Experience

  • In-Person Dinner Table Experience

  • Private Dinner Table Experience


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