The world is stronger when we listen, understand, and reach across the table to seek out common ground. For years we have allowed political and media rancor to create division amongst ourselves, dictating how we see and treat each other.
World Refugee Day 2017
From June 19th-25th over 93 events took place around the world and over 2000 people came together to over suppers and teas to create local solution to build more welcoming neighborhoods for our most recent arrivals.
Last year the Airbnb host community wanted to welcome newcomers to our communities by participating in an initiative called Supper With Us. During the first edition of Supper With Us more than 600 people met at tables to share stories. To date, suppers have been held in France, the United Kingdom and United States. Airbnb worked hand in hand with a number of resettlement agencies, in particular the International Rescue Committee. Newly resettled families have hailed from Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Iraq, Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan and Syria.
2016 Supper Locations: Albany, Amman, Atlanta, Boise, Pittsburgh, Paris, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Houston, Glendale, and Greensboro.
Since early 2016 thousands of people came together to break bread, learn and laugh together. Here are their stories.
Since 2016 we've coordinated suppers between local citizens and recently resettled families. Beginning in Boise, Idaho we quickly expanded across the country and internationally. This thanksgiving we are asking rural America to open its' tables to its' most recent arrivals and show them that this is a welcoming and generous society.