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Building Bridges, Breaking Bread – A Community Conversation and Dinner

November 18 @ 6:00 pm-8:30 pm


Join your neighbors for a Building Bridges, Breaking Bread dinner event and conversation where we will discuss our unique history and shared future – where all members of the community belong.

On Tuesday, October 26th, Ward 8 Council Member Andrea Jenkins and Marnita’s Table hosted the first part of this event series “Our History: Looking Back”. Together we learned about our neighborhoods’ important history, honoring the stories of those who came before us. Slides from the event can be found here. The second and final community event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 18th at 6 pm via Zoom and we hope that you can join us!

Attendees who RSVP will be provided with the option to receive a free meal or gift card for participating.

Reserve your spot by filling out the RSVP link at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdr-kfGwuyfMYMwoJWN_wNExElfF7sH7LMj5DMXXDwEplvwjQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR15rZu9nolxHLJnBPSWW8E3liYUPDGLsqQqRq1oATrOt9XFhUdJppZTcSA

Our Healing: Looking Forward
Thursday, November 18, 6:00-8:30 pm.
As we reckon with historic and persistent trauma, on this day we’ll center culturally appropriate community healing.

Yes! These events are free.
Yes! People of all ages are welcome.
Yes! A meal or gift card is available for participating. – RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 16th for your meal!
Yes! We will help you get connected.

Reach out with any questions by emailing sammie@marnitastable.org or leave a voicemail at 612.928.7744.
Please remember to reserve your spot by filling out the RSVP link at: marnitastable.org/buildingbridges21

What to Expect?
Expect to be enlivened and engaged as we come together in community to share our experiences, catalyze connections across difference and support community businesses and resources. If you know someone who would add and receive value through their participation feel free to invite them to join you! Together we’ll build excitement throughout the community to catalyze ongoing mutual aid, collaboration & partnership.

About Minneapolis City Council Ward 8
Ward 8 includes vibrant and culturally diverse communities located in the south-central part of Minneapolis. Ward 8 is comprised of the Bancroft, Field, Kingfield, Lyndale, Northrop, Regina, Bryant and Central neighborhoods.” Ward 8 communities were divided from their neighbors due to the construction of the I-35W highway, which was originally slated for the Prospect Park Neighborhood. Consequently, the community endured business closings, school closings and displacement, on top of historic redlining, racial covenants and the foreclosure crisis that peaked in 2010. Both Bryant and Central, historically Black and Latinx, neighborhoods have been at the center of a local, national and global movement for racial justice following the police murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.

In 2018, MnDOT re-built the 38th Street bridge over I-35W. Since then, the 38th Street Bridge has become a gathering place for Ward 8 residents to meet, annually, over a shared meal, centered in racial reckoning and healing strategies.”

About Marnita’s Table
At Marnita’s Table, we seek to close gaps across difference through making Intentional Social Interaction the new pattern for society where Indigenous, people of color, the disenfranchised, the poor, the unheard, the fragile, the LGBTQ+ and anyone who is normally left out of community decision making are automatically included and valued at the policy-making and resource-sharing table. Experts at social capital building, we’ve welcomed almost 100,000 people from around the world and the around the way to find common ground while breaking bread – in person or online, we bring people together to create meaningful change and more equitable systems. Find out more at www.marnitastable.org.


November 18
6:00 pm-8:30 pm
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Council Member Andrea Jenkins
Marnita’s Table


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