The Long Table: What would environmental justice look like in my community?

April 6, 2019

This is a performance of a dinner table conversation 

Anyone seated at the table is a guest performer 

Talk is the only course

No one will moderate

But a host may assist you

It is a democracy

To participate, simply take an empty seat at the table 

If the table is full you can request a seat

If you leave the table you can come back again and again 

Feel free to write your comments on the tablecloth 

There can be silence

There might be awkwardness

There could always be laughter

There is an end, but no conclusion.

 

 

Lois Weaver conceived the Long Table in 2003 in response to the divided nature of conventional panel discussions.  The Long Table allows voices to be heard equally, disrupting hierarchical notions of ‘expertise.’