The Civic Table Project is an experiment born out of our sense of responsibility to use hospitable spaces to explore the pressing and difficult questions of civic life in our communities.
We believe that shared food and drink is, and always has been, the most powerful vehicle for these conversations.
Join us as we gather together for dinner on the Nopalito patio to talk through the complicated history of "law and order" and corrections in the United States, current bills and policy that informed citizens should know about and how restorative programs and a few businesses in the Bay Area, specifically in the food industry, are collaborating to create effective models for employment and support.
Rough numbers indicate that at any given time in the United States 1 in 32 Americans are under some sort of criminal justice system control. Despite those numbers and the economic and ethical implications they have, Bay Area industries have remained largely silent, unable to connect the national conversation to daily life and work.
Let's talk about it.
The evening will include cocktails and a four-course, family style dinner over table conversation with experts in criminal justice and reentry programming.
100% of ticket sales will be donated to Insight Garden Program. Nopa and Nopalito restaurants, staff and chefs will be donating their food and service in order to support the conversation and the work of Insight Garden Program.