Ebba Åkerman is happy because you are a part of this. Photo by malarky.se

Ebba Åkerman is happy because you are a part of this. Photo by malarky.se

Say Hello

Smile, talk, invite.

That's how easy it is to invite someone over for dinner.

I started arranging dinners in February of 2014 while working as a substitute teacher in the Swedish for immigrants language program. I had been invited to all kinds of fantastic meals at my students houses and felt that more of my native Swedish friends should take part of this. I saw how difficult it is to learn a new language when you have no one to speak it with and also became aware of how segregated my hometown Stockholm was. If people were just to meet as fellow humans over a home-cooked meal, I thought we might be able to do something about it. In Stockholm there a currently around 10o dinners a month. And this is just the beginning.

Ebba Åkerman is an Optimistkonsult, although currently Minister of Dinners. She actually prefers lunch to dinner, enjoys dancing and likes trees. Ms. Åkerman has a B.A. in Art History from Stockholm University and a M.Sc. in Sustainable Enterprising from Stockholm Resilience Center. 

Say Hello at ebba [ @ ] unitedinvitations.org

 

Building trust is what we need in society. Sharing a meal is food culture at it's finest. And having fun is never a bad idea.