Project Unity Brings Conversations on Race to the Dinner Table

We’re often told to avoid talking about politics, race or religion at the dinner table.But one Dallas organization, Project Unity, is encouraging people to do just that.On Tuesday night, more than 150 people of various ethnicities came together as part of the Year of Unity efforts, created in response to the July 7 ambush in Dallas.Previous Together We Dine events included city officials and college students. This event opened up the conversations to business people, nonprofit organizations and clergy.Dozens of tables at Highland Park United Methodist Church became the setting where people talked about their upbringing, not being exposed to minority communities until adulthood, feeling concerned about today’s political rhetoric, and the impact that the killing of five police officers last July had on the city.  Continue reading...

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