Conversation Tables


Area restaurants, cafeterias, waiting rooms, hospitals and offices would invite individuals or couples, to share a table and talk to each other. Conversation menus could be provided. This breaks down barriers, fosters inclusion and promotes kindness.


When we invite strangers around us to engage in conversation we may discover we have more in common than we thought and this leads to greater understanding and tolerance for those who appear different. Especially for individuals who are alone ( and perhaps disenfranchised) at a restaurant or in a hospital cafeteria, a kind word from a stranger can go a long way to quell frustration, reduce anger and offers connection to the greater community. Connected people are much less likely to act out with violence or anger. This makes us all safer.


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