The story of America is the biggest, boldest idea in human history writ large and offered for almost 250 years to its citizens, and as a beacon to the world. It’s also a story of some of its most central ideals – equality, liberty, free speech, still straining to be realized. And our country’s story is also the story of the founding sin of slavery, a legacy that still lives – squarely in the events of our time.
Through this season of Dinner at the Square, we’ll both celebrate the greatness of the ideals our country was founded on and ask ourselves how we can better live into them.
After this last year of deep, heart-wrenching division across race, religion and political perspective – division that seems too often to create civic dialogue that finds the worst in us instead of calling our better angels – we think this is a conversation for our time, a checking back to consider how well we are hewing to the ideals of America, and perhaps a renewed promise to get there.