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Share a Meal

Throughout the year bKT hosts dinners and discussions for adults representing diverse cross-sections of our communities. While we share a meal, we also share our thoughts, hopes and concerns about various topics. Our goal of these discussions is to break down barriers and build relationships among people whose paths in life would most likely never cross.

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About bKT

Inspiring Relationships

It began in 2008 when Dr. Andrew Westmoreland, president of Samford University, and Dr. Shelley Stewart, founder of o2ideas, became friends. Inspired by their relationship, these two individuals – men whose backgrounds couldn’t be more diverse – asked themselves a simple question: “If we can find similarities in our lives and form a relationship, wouldn’t it be great if we encouraged others to have the same openmindedness?”

This inspiration laid the foundation for Birmingham Kitchen Table.

Birmingham Kitchen Table is a group for all adults. We believe that people are more alike than different, and that dialogue can create deeper empathy, break down barriers and build relationships. Ultimately, these relationships will help us to create positive change in the world.

Dr. Andrew Westmoreland and Dr. Shelley Stewart

Past Events

Read About Us

“Birmingham Kitchen Table provides food for thought on community outreach”

– October 2012,

“Kitchen Table Dialogue Brings People Together”

– September 2010,

“Kitchen Table Talks Foster Diversity, Understanding”

– July 2010, The Birmingham News

“Dinner and Discussion”

– March 2010, Birmingham Magazine

“Creating an Impact Stems from the Simplest of Notions”

– November 2009, B-Metro

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