OPRF Museum will be the site of a popular Dinner and Dialogue event on the evening of May 9, organized by the citizen volunteers of the Village of Oak Park’s Community Relations Commission.
An offshoot of the Jane Addams Hull House Association Center for Civil Society’s Chicago Dinners Project, Oak Park’s Dinner and Dialogue Project is based on the power of meaningful conversations and interactions to create true understanding of diversity and build a stronger sense of community.
Participation is free and easy, with village staff providing technical assistance and the Community Relations Commission covering all costs associated with the dinner. The dinner host briefly highlights the topic of discussion and helps move the dialogue toward exploring the issue. Dinner guests then share their experiences and ideas as well as thoughts for future action. The program has no real rules, other than everyone must participate in the dialogue.