our MISSION is
to create positive
change in the world by
encouraging dialogue
among diverse people

next event

Tuesday, October 21
Samford University: Cooney Family Field House next to Seibert Stadium
Time: 6-8pm
Dress: Casual

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Learn more about past BKT events

“Birmingham Kitchen Table provides food for thought on community outreach”
October 2012- al.com
“Kitchen Table Dialogue Brings People Together”
September 2010 - al.com
“Kitchen Table Talks Foster Diversity, Understanding”
July 2010 - The Birmingham News
“Dinner and Discussion”
March 2010 - Birmingham Magazine
“Birmingham Kitchen Table”
November 2009 - B-Metro

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Who We Are

It began in 2008 when Dr. Andrew Westmoreland, president of Samford University, and Dr. Shelley Stewart, president and CEO of o2ideas, became friends. Inspired by their relationship, these two individuals – men whose backgrounds couldn’t be more diverse – asked themselves a simple question.“If we can find similarities in our lives and form a relationship, wouldn’t it be great if we encouraged others to have the same openmindedness?”

This inspiration laid the foundation for Birmingham Kitchen Table.

Birmingham Kitchen Table is a group for all of us. We believe that people are more alike than different, and that dialogue can create deeper empathy, break down barriers and build relationships. Ultimately, these relationships will help us to create positive change in the world.

How it Works

Throughout the year BKT hosts dinners and discussions for people representing diverse cross-sections of our communities. While we share a meal, we also share our hopes and concerns. Our goal of these discussions is to build relationships among people whose paths in life would most likely never cross.

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