JANUARY 23, 2020


In celebration of MLK day join 300 Black and Brown community members on January 23, 2020 to build power and cultivate change through the second annual #BlackAndBrownGetDown!

Historically, the dinner table is where transformative discussions and reflections have happened, but in our busy lives that doesn’t happen as often as it used to. The #BlackAndBrownGetDown is a dinner amongst neighbors to foster intimate conversations on ways to join communities together by sharing experiences and coming to understand one another. What better way to create relationships than through breaking bread? Without conversations, community needs cannot be identified, opportunities for success cannot be created, and the barriers that keep us from building coalitions with one another cannot be broken.

Come eat, honor and celebrate our people through art and dance, and join your neighbors in creating a shared story. Be the change that our community needs to win big. 

Check out photos from last year’s #BlackAndBrownGetDown!

Let’s Talk. Let’s Eat. Let’s Win.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes 100% free! This dinner is an effort to build coalition and conversation so that we can win big for our communities.

Each table will have a community champion and a facilitator to guide them through discussions on building power and coalition between Black and Brown. In addition to the dinner, there will be activities of reflecting both Latinx and African American culture including music, art, and dancing.

OVNV organizers will keep in touch with all of the community members to keep conversations going, build campaigns from ideas that surface during the dinner, and continue to build our power!

The dinner will be held in New Orleans. The exact location will be announced at a later date!

To apply you must be over the age of 21, currently live in Orleans Parish, and identify as a Black or Brown community member.

OVNV will read each application and will select participants with consideration to equal representation across New Orleans. Confirmations will be sent out by January 16th, 2020.

“As brothers in the fight for equality, I extend the hand of fellowship and good will and wish continuing success to you and your members. The fight for equality must be fought on many fronts–in the urban slums, in the sweat shops of the factories and fields. Our separate struggles are really one–a struggle for freedom, for dignity and for humanity.” - Martin Luther King, Jr to Cesar Chavez on the importance of Black and Brown unity.