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006: Civic Dinners – Jenn Graham

006: Civic Dinners – Jenn Graham

Civic Dinners uses technology to bring diverse perspectives to the table over food and provide structured conversation to build empathy and trust.

More about Jenn

Jenn Graham is a community organizer, designer and civic tech entrepreneur. She is the Founder and CEO of Civic Dinners, bringing diverse voices together over food for conversations that matter. She is also the founder and CEO of Aha! Strategy, a social innovation design firm working with nonprofits and companies to design issue-based campaigns to drive social change. She combines her design-thinking background with her personal passion for community engagement to help communities build empathy, raise awareness, understanding, and collective action around critical issues from racial equity, to transit, affordable housing and more. Her work has been recognized by President Obama, and has received numerous awards for creative community engagement spanning from the American Planning Association to the Public Relations Society of America. Jenn is a 2019 Center for Civic Innovation Resident and City of Atlanta Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative 2019 Entrepreneur. She is also a new mother and resides with her Kiwi husband in Atlanta, Georgia.

More about Civic Dinners

Civic Dinners is in the business of changing hearts and minds in order to create a more inclusive and sustainable world. The platform makes it easy for cities, regions, nonprofits, coalitions, companies and brands to design and scale community conversations on issues that matter. The power of breaking bread helps break down silos, build critical trust and accelerate systems change on critical issues. Over 1,000 Civic Dinners have taken place around the world from Atlanta to New Zealand. Anyone can host or attend, by signing up at

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Jenn’s TEDx Talk – Finding Common Ground Over Food and Conversation

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