Conversations that matter

TABLETRIBES is an online-to-offline digital platform that connects communities for face-to-face conversations that matter.

In 2016, we introduce the Radius Project, a campaign to create one million conversations about race in 12 cities across the U.S.

Many of us take the ability to connect over coffee for granted. Woolworth lunch counter, 1960s

“If we are to have peace on earth…Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Four A&T College students sit in seats designated for white people at the racially segregated Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, NC, on February 2, 1960. (Greensboro News & Record photo by Jack Moebes.)



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The way we interact online is a reflection of how we interact with each other offline.

Non-violent Action Group members enjoy a cup of coffee at an Arlington Drug Fair lunch counter on June 23, 1960, one day after the counter was integrated. (Source: Washington Area Spark on Flickr.)

TABLETRIBES was an eye-opening experience. It made me realize that while I may spend a lot of time every day communicating, I spend precious little conversing. With TT, I was able to do just that. I engaged in a deeper, more honest level of conversation – and with people who, frankly, I wouldn’t normally interact with.

Eric Weiner, journalist & author

My first experience with TABLETRIBES was such a positive one. Not only did it provide me the opportunity to expand my social and intellectual conversations to include those who possess different perspectives than my own, participating in TABLETRIBES helped me to synthesize and communicate my views in a thoughtful way. It was clear that the conversations could go on and on, so I am really looking forward to more opportunities to connect with people who hail from diverse backgrounds to discuss matters that mean a great deal to me, my family, and my community.

Dr. Brandi Thompson Summers, Virginia Commonwealth University

Empathy is the understanding of how things in the world work, not only from your perspective but also from the perspective of others. TABLETRIBES facilitates the opportunity to have your mind and perception expanded.

Richard Boly, PeaceTech Lab (U.S. Institute of Peace)