Inclusive Communities takes over Omaha Table Talk program

Feb 10, 2014

Omaha's Table Talk programs are returning, as part of Inclusive Communities.

Last month, the first Table Talk event was held as part of Inclusive Communities. Executive Director Beth Riley says Omaha Table Talk is a good fit for the organization and its mission.

"Particularly when we're working with youth, and in corporate environments, people struggle with knowing appropriate language to use. And so that's something that we work on a lot in our programming. The other piece is empathy, it's that whole 'walk a day in someone else's shoes.' So a lot of the programming that we do is trying to help people understand that we all have a lot more in common than we have differences."

Riley says more than 200 people attended the Table Talk event last month. Another event is planned for April, with monthly Table Talks after that.

This year marks the 76th anniversary of Inclusive Communities.