SUMMER OF SUPPER | AIRBNB X IRC | JUNE 20TH TO SEPTEMBER 20TH 2017
One thing that has made the world stronger is a willingness to listen, understand, and reach across the table to find common ground. For years we have allowed political and media rancor to create division amongst ourselves, dictating how we see and treat each other. We are better than this and we know life is better when we are truly united. It is more challenging, more engaging, more fun, and frankly more rewarding.
Starting on World Refugee Day, the 2017 edition of Supper With Us will begin. The International Rescue Committee and Airbnb are partnering to bring together local open home hosts with refugees over a meal. To learn more, sign up for the Open Homes platform to support refugees and other vulnerable communities.
In the meantime, you can host an IRC tea talk or action dinner by downloading a toolkit and discovering ways to create a welcoming community for all our new neighbors.
SUPPER WITH US 2016
Last year the Airbnb 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, Pittsburgh, Paris, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Houston, Glendale, Boise, Greensboro, Atlanta.
Last year hundreds of people broke bread, learned and laughed together. Here are a few of their stories.