The People’s Table hopes to make visible the divisions and connections that exist within our community, while also activating new productive relationships that continue the movement to dismantle institutional racism.

The People’s Table sessions were first conceived of in 2014 in collaboration with artist Hồng-Ân Trương as Black Lunch Table: Black Lives Matter in direct response to the then recent and highly mediatized deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner (among other unarmed Black men), as well as the non-indictment of their police assailants.   

The People’s Table discussions intend to catalyze community dialogue around sociopolitical issues affecting historically disenfranchised populations. This series of discussions — bringing together artists, activists, academics, high school and university students, politicians, and local community members — allows for candid conversations to take place amongst a diversity of people invested in these issues.