Posted by Shobha Srinivasan on Jul 16, 2020
Our speaker today was Roselle from the Welcome Dinner project. The Welcome Dinner Project is an initial platform to spark connection between people who are new to Australia with established community members over a shared meal in someone‚Äôs home or a trusted community space. Everyone brings a plate of food to share and highly skilled volunteer Facilitators encourage guests to share the story of their food and other areas they may have in common, throughout the dinner. These events are powerful ways to build trust, belonging and connection between people and break through cultural, social and other barriers. The project was founded by Penny Elsley in 2013 as part of a broader organisation called joiningthedots. On 28 June 2018, the Welcome Dinner Project became its own non profit organisation. Please contact us for more information :)