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.