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Gathering with a purpose: Jeffersonian Dinner at DYLN

Gathering with a purpose: Jeffersonian Dinner at DYLN

At our December session, we had our very first Jeffersonian Dinner at DYLN. We shared, listened and inspired with our stories. Exposing Scholars to new and different ways to engage and interact allows them to become more compassionate, knowledgeable and empathic individuals.

The tradition of a Jeffersonian Dinner began at the home of Thomas Jefferson in the late 1800’s. A man of many talents and with a deep curiosity of the world around him, Jefferson was to known to invite thought leaders and influencers of his time from a range of backgrounds and fields– whether it be the arts, sciences, current affairs, philosophy or literature — to share in conversation and debate on a particular topic. By engaging in a single conversation, with only one person speaking at a time, Jefferson and his guests were able to unlock the power of their collective wisdom. (Logan McIntosh at Purpose Generation)