About The DMZ Dinners
The DMZ Dinners started on a whim - "What if we got together a group of strangers to share a meal together and talk about issues that others may fight about?". The DMZ Dinners are an experiment and an experience in communication across borders. We invite you to a friendly cease-fire where you can choose to lay down your arms, leave your trench and just eat together with someone from the other side who might think quite differently with you.
The DMZ Dinners is an initiative by The Thought Collective and other partners.
The Video Series
Many of you might be open to talking about difficult things but you may be uncertain about what you are in for or the kind of questions that might get asked. That’s why before each dinner, we put out a video series to give everyone a glimpse of what is possible. For every series, you will see a table of guests who have varying perspectives but stay open to finding similarities even in their differences.
You can find all the episodes of The DMZ Dinners Season 1 and Season 2 on The Thought Collective’s Youtube channel.Watch the series
The Public Community Dinners
Not to worry - unlike the video series, these public community dinners will not be filmed! The dinners are meant to be a safe and respectful ground for those of you who are curious to meet people who have different perspectives on the potentially thorny issues of race, language and religion.
The sessions are free. The only cost is your story. To get a place, register below and share with us a 100 word (or less) response to the question “How do you feel about the current relationship between Muslims and Non-Muslims in Singapore?”
|Friday, 18 Nov 2016|
|Friday, 25 Nov 2016|
All sessions are 7-9pm and are held at
9A Bishan Street 14, Singapore 579786
7:00pm - 7:45pm Registration & Dinner
Get to know your facilitator and table mates informally before the facilitated conversation.
7:45pm - 8:05pm The Past: share our stories about growing up Muslim or Non-Muslim
We share our stories about what it felt like growing up Muslim or Non-Muslim.
8:05pm - 8:25pm The Present: share our feelings about the threat of ISIS and Islamophobia
We share our stories about how we feel the ISIS problem and growing Islamaphobia around the world is affecting Singapore.
8:25pm - 8:45pmThe Future: share our hopes for bridge-building
We share our hopes about how we can help each other bridge the gap.
8:45pm - 9:00pmCLOSING
Final sharing of thoughts with the whole room.