To see communities searching to understand one another to create an environment where everyone can thrive.
To create safe spaces, unique connections, diverse conversations, and growing communities through education, discussion, connectivity, and service.
The Breaking Bread Village creates spaces, connections, and communities- one conversation at a time.
Originally based on the idea that “It takes a village,” we at The Breaking Bread Village have intentionally created a safe space free of judgment. Within this space, it is our intention for everyone to feel confident that their ideas and perspectives will be heard. We are committed to listening first, with empathy, love, and consideration. When people feel they have no voice- love, creativity, and hope can take a back seat to indifference, malice, and disdain. We strive to create bonds and relationships that allow people to form bridges they can all walk across to achieve a common goal motivated by peace.
Our outreach activities testify to our commitment to the community around us, not to mention the community worldwide. Spreading love, empathy, and inspiration along this journey, we have been building our village in a positive and caring way (organically). After all, it is much better to build on the things we have in common rather than tear down and divide on the matters that we do not. So we have cultivated various spaces to have these conversations to bridge gaps and create bonds between people who usually would not have them.
Traditionally many cultures across the globe attribute something special to sharing a meal. The love and patience involved in the preparation. The joy of entertaining, stimulating conversation with family and friends. Lifelong bonds often develop under such circumstances. This, too, lies at the heart of what we are about and who we are.
TBBV is streamed live on YouTube and Facebook whenever a conversation is happening. If you have a show idea please fill out the form below and someone from our team will be in touch. Click below to watch archived shows.
The Breaking Bread Village Live Show Experience is an event that brings together panelists from differing perspectives to share conversations around specific topics. The community is invited and encouraged to witness, learn, and actively participate in the dialogue. This experience has been such a success that it’s been sought after by companies, organizations, and schools to create the same experience for their specific needs.
The elements of each live show experience are purposefully curated in line with research that demonstrates that memories and experiences are made through the five senses (sight, touch, sound, taste, and smell). All panelists are gathered around a table, ensuring they can see each other and are close enough to feel a connection. The elegant and tranquil table setting replicates the feeling of a family dinner, initiating a sense of connection and inclusion from the beginning. Before the actual conversation, the show begins with a communal listening experience of live music, allowing organic room for connection.
The Breaking Bread Village Live Show aims to create psychological safety, a space for connection, engagement, and a sense of community. The shared experience at the Table encourages thought, reflection, inner self-work, and humane practices. At the end of the session, the goal is for participants to leave the shared space, understanding that everyone has a story and a mirror. The hope is that with this understanding, the participants will better connect with themselves and others.
The creator and founder, Erin Patrice, believes that “Too often, our differences keep us from connecting. And we view these differences negatively when in actuality if we seek to learn about each other and our differences intentionally and productively, we come to understand that our differences make our community better and enrich our individual lives.”
The overall objectives and benefits are:
Aspirational outcome: If people can hear differing thoughts, their minds and hearts will open, hopefully encouraging collective growth in emotional intelligence and intellectual humility. The outcomes will be measured by tracking the number in attendance, audience participants, google survey, and feedback/reviews/reflections.
*Sponsorship and booking opportunities are available
The Breaking Bread Village is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We embrace and encourage all differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make someone unique.
The collective sum of individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, and unique capabilities represents a significant part of not only our culture but our reputation and the organization's mission as well. The Breaking Bread Village diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on selection; compensation and training; and the ongoing development of an environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces respectful communication and cooperation between all. All employees, interns, and volunteers of The Breaking Bread Village have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work and volunteerism, at events where they represent The Breaking Bread Village, and at all other sponsored and participative events of The Breaking Bread Village.
Our inclusion and diversity principles enable us to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, build a community that reflects the diverse individuals, companies, and organizations we serve, infuse these principles into all areas of our efforts to drive innovation and growth, and transform systems to achieve equitable access and outcomes for all.
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