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UW Dinner And Dialogue Event Encourages Civil Discourse

A University of Wyoming event open to all members of the Laramie community aims to promote civil discourse and discuss the concept of hate.

The Good Mule Project is a UW program focused on community activism and change. The program sponsors a biannual event called the People's Supper, which brings community members together for dinner and dialogue.

"It's really about just coming together over a shared meal and talking about things that are hard to talk about, and overcoming that boundary," said Rylee Bundy, a student coordinator with the Good Mule Project.

Following an introduction and toast, attendees will turn to those at their table. The hope is for everyone to discuss the topic of the night, using prewritten prompts as a launching-off point. Attendees are encouraged to share their perspectives and opinions in a space where people are committed to listening and learning.

Bundy said the focus this week is the concept of hate, and how to move beyond it.

"But we also explore themes of forgiveness, compassion, and inspiring change in your community through looking at why people hate and how we hate - especially in our community and on the UW campus," Bundy said.

The "Opposite of Hate" People's Supper is Wednesday, March 11 in the Wyoming Union Family Room. More information can be found online.

Have a question about this story? Contact the reporter, Jeff Victor, at jvictor@uwyo.edu.

Jeff is a part-time reporter for Wyoming Public Media, as well as the owner and editor of the Laramie Reporter, a free online news source providing in-depth and investigative coverage of local events and trends.

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