The Longest Table
The Annual Event:
Breaking bread to break down barriers



In a time when too many town hall meetings make national news with fistfights (egged on by professional polarizers who make big money – or win elections – if we can’t stand each other), we think it’s past time that neighbors get reacquainted, break a little bread together now and then, remembering how being neighbors used to work. Lost in all the focus on the highly divisive national slugfest are the issues that affect us locally, personally, everyday. And if we’re not showing up to help make the decisions important in our hometown, who will? We like the idea that we can show all those hoity-toity Washington DC types how it’s done. And since we’re supposed to be a government of the people, by the people and for the people, maybe this is just as it should be.

Sunday, November 5th | 5:30 to 7pm
The Longest Table:
Breaking bread across differences

At the Longest Table we share a meal and get a glimpse into one another’s lives and unique experiences, across the diversity that makes us a vibrant and vital community. A project of the City of Tallahassee, Leon County Government, Leadership Tallahassee and the Village Square.

past event | a forum for fierce community collaboration
Leon County + The Village Square host:
The Club of Honest Citizens

In the spirit of Mr. Franklin and the tradition of invention & association that has always made America unique, we’re inviting college students from around the community to join us for “Company, Chat, a Laugh, a Glass” and “wise Sentences.” Join us as we Eat. Drink. Think.

PAST EVENT | February 2017
Speed Date Your Local Leaders

Invented by a Jewish rabbi, now there’s Christian speed dating, graduate student speed dating, even speed dating for pet adoption and – for the truly noncommittal – online speed dating.

tallahassee democrat my view
Ode to the (very) American town hall

There’s nothing more quintessentially American than a town hall meeting. It’s how the business of American community has gotten done from just about the moment the first disaffected European foot hit ground in the New World.

past event | Town Hall 2017
Tallahassee Town Hall:
American democracy in action

Our annual town hall pairs commissioners from the City of Tallahassee and Leon County to have a constructive (and neighborly) cross-governmental discussion about where we are, where we’re going and what the challenges ahead might be.

past event | January 11 2017 @ 6 PM | In partnership with Leon County
Created Equal: A conversation about
race + founding ideals + our hometown

If we’re going to live into the long-promised vision of our founders that “all men are created equal,” we’re probably going to have to get a little uncomfortable first. In partnership with Leon County.

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