The Longest Table was one of only 37 projects in cities across America to win the Knight Cities Challenge for innovation. From CNNMoney: “This year, 37 projects from 19 cities won a total of $5 million. But the scope of the projects was even greater: More than 4,500 groups submitted their takes on innovation.”
Unrest and discord can show up in our daily lives when we’re unable to see one another as people. With this in mind, our community came together to explore a simple, yet powerful idea – that meaningful connections could be built among people who might not otherwise cross paths.
A lot can be discussed over sweet tea and Southern barbecue, especially among more than 400 strangers gathered around a 350-foot-long table in Tallahassee, Florida. Diners poured in from all parts of town; some were new residents, while others were longtime Floridians. Click to read article.
In Tallahassee, Florida, The Longest Table, a 2016 Knight Cities Challenge winner, sought to build cross-community relationships with a series of conversations over meals in 100 homes.