Big Table potluck dinner to be held at Iroquois Park

The Big Table 2019, a potluck-style event, will take place Sept. 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Iroquois Amphitheater.

Catholic Charities of Louisville, one of the event’s partners and sponsors, invites all who are interested to attend. People will be organized into tables of eight, some of whom will be unfamiliar. Table hosts will help facilitate conversation.

The goal of the event will be to engage with each other and leave as friends rather than strangers,” said a news release from Catholic Charities.

Participants are asked to bring a dish to share with at least six people.

The Big Table aligns with Catholic Charities’ Be Golden initiative which reminds all of the importance of treating one another with dignity and respect, the release said.

Darko Mihaylovich, director of programs at Catholic Charities of Louisville, said it’s important for different communities in the city to come together.

“To be able to sit down with a stranger, share a meal and a story, it doesn’t get more rewarding than that.

“This is exactly why our Be Golden campaign is so important. It is a continuous reminder that we need to be kind to one another, no matter what,” Mihaylovich said.

Participants are asked not to bring alcohol or unleashed dogs. Free parking is available at Iroquois Amphitheater and DeSales High School. If you play an instrument, bring it for the post-dinner global music jam.

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