The Village of Oak Park is looking to start a “candid” conversation about diversity, and is asking residents to open their homes to others to start the effort.
The volunteer Oak Park Community Relations Commission sent out a notice last week, seeking residents of “diverse backgrounds” to offer their homes as a meeting place to talk race, diversity and inclusion. Called the “Dinner & Dialogue Project,” officials hope the effort will help residents understand diversity, and strengthen the community.
“Many residents rarely have an opportunity for honest conversations about diversity and other subjects — even among their social and professional peers,” Cedric Melton, head of the village’s Community Relations Department, said in a press release.
Anyone interested would be able to pick the dinner topic, according to the press release, and invite as many as 12 guests of diverse backgrounds. The host would start up the discussion and ask guests to share their experiences on the topic.
If you’re interested in taking part in the Dinner & Dialogue Project, call 708-358-5407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.