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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Join in the fun inspired by the classic movie that appeared at your favorite local theater 50 years ago:

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.

A Celebration of Culture, Conversation, and Cuisine to Benefit CultureALL

Thank You to Our Sponsor

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Sponsor: Prairie Meadows


Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Scene from the 1967 classic film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.

In the 1967 film Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier and Spencer Tracy did a brilliant job of showing us all how awkward we can feel when we share a meal with people who may appear at first to be different than we are.  Breaking bread with strangers is a wonderful opportunity to step outside of our everyday lives and into another person’s world.

Beginning the weekend of October 20-22 and continuing into 2018, community leaders who believe in the power of diversity are hosting public and private gatherings all over the Des Moines metro area to bring people together across cultures to eat, drink, socialize, and forward the conversation of how we can work together to create a community where multiple perspectives are valued and where everyone feels welcome.

Culturally-Themed Gatherings

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Want to host a gathering with an Asian theme? We can help plan it!

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner gatherings are happening all over town. Big parties, small parties, cocktail parties, dinner parties, lunches, brunches, potlucks – it’s up to the host to decide!

For hosts who want to plan their gathering around a specific cultural theme CultureALL can connect them with an Ambassador from that culture who can help make their party extra special – and culturally authentic!

Here are a few of the gatherings that have already happened or are currently in the works:

  • A Bollywood-themed cocktail party and t-shirt launch at RAYGUN
  • A “Roll Your Own” (Sushi, that is!) party
  • Cocktails and Conversation with a World Food Prize Laureate
  • “What the Phở” – a Vietnamese-themed party
  • A lasagna-making party with an Italian chef
  • A magnificent Multi-Cultural Dinner at the River Center event space.

Hosting a Gathering

Our Committee ChairsRenee Hardman, Lonnetta Ragland, and Marcia Wanamaker – invite YOU to become part of  this unique-community fundraiser. If you are interested in joining our team of Hosts and want more details, click here to visit our Host Information Page.

Attending a Gathering

Most of the gatherings will be private “by invitation only events,” a few of them will be open to the public, like the Bollywood Social held at RAYGUN  in October and the Multi-Cultural Dinner held at the River Center in December.

There are not any more public gatherings currently on the schedule, but if you would be interested in attending the next one, keep an eye on this page for additional details, or click here to join the mailing list.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Are you ready to eat, drink, and celebrate for a great cause?

Other Ways to Help:

  • Be a Volunteer: Volunteering is a great way to help if you want to contribute but don’t feel you can host a gathering
  • Be a Sponsor:  Sponsor this event to demonstrate your leadership in supporting diversity and inclusion – and connect with people throughout the community
  • Donate: Support CultureALL by making a contribution to the organization on our secure donation page at Network for Good.

Need to Know More?

For more information on how you can get involved with the Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner event, click here to submit your Request for Information.


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