The Longest Table

September 6, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mudd Field

The Longest Table, a civic dialogue event featuring (you guessed it) a long table and guided discussion, has taken place in communities across the US. This year, WashU will host its first Longest Table event to kick off the Gephardt Institute’s weekly civic dialogue and learning events, Civic Cafe and Food For Thought. Come enjoy a yummy dinner, make some new friends, and be a part of WashU history at the inaugural Longest Table!

Create new community connections and engage with others around themes like:

  • Sharing your civic story and lived experiences
  • Co-imagining our shared future
  • How to take action towards that vision

The Longest Table brings together people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and interests not just to share a meal but to envision ideas for social change and build relationships that support working towards a shared vision. Attendees will be assigned to a table, and Gephardt Institute staff and other campus partners will serve as dialogue facilitators to create an intentional, supportive, and creative space.

Advanced registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome too!

Rain Location: Holmes Lounge

Event Registration

Registration Form

Advance registration for The Longest Table is now full. For more civic conversation events, please check out Civic Café every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., and Food for Thought every Wednesday at 2 p.m. Learn more here!