The Dinner Party: Ashoka Fellow Lennon Flowers

The Dinner Party is transforming life after loss from an isolating experience, to one marked by community and forward movement.

Lennon Flowers describes how The Dinner Party has evolved so that it is “not exclusively as a vehicle for connecting around grief from death or loss, but for taking sources of struggle that are shared experiences and turning them into experiences of connectivity."

Ashoka Insight:

"It’s about turning loss from a conversation-killer into a conversation-starter and taking what are otherwise isolating experiences and turning them into profound sources of empathy and connectivity.

“Through, intimate, peer-driven dinner parties, we work to turn our most isolating experiences into sources of rich community, empathy, and meaningful conversation. As cagey and self-conscious as we are about those stories, when we share, it is an invitation to others to share theirs.”

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