Dinner with Friends

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Dinner with Friends is a new virtual program built on engaging, facilitated small-group conversations over dinner that allow participants to connect with other members of the Kent State community. 

Spend the evening sharing stories, learning about each other’s experiences with important issues affecting Kent State students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and discussing how we can move forward together. 

Topics include:

  • Building community in virtual spaces

  • Supporting mental health in challenging times

  • Achieving equity and inclusion

  • Responding to food insecurity

Participants gather in a large group at the beginning of the virtual event and then are spun off into small "dinner tables," or breakout rooms, for a period of time to get to know each other and begin their discussion guided by a trained facilitator.

Near the end of the program, participants will return to the large room and conclude the event with some reports from each conversation and some general observations on participants' experiences.

The first Dinner with Friends event will take place on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Registration is required, and we ask that all participants commit to participating in the entire length of the program. 

Click here to register for this event!