#ShamsTable is a unique format that gathers people with different backgrounds to express and exchange their thoughts on social and personal issues. We aim to provide individuals with non-judgmental spaces that encourage sharing knowledge, personal stories and critical thinking.
Shams Table events are grassroot activities run by passionate individuals (we call them hosts) eager to engage their own communities in dialogue, understand different cultural views, and convert this dialogue into positive community impact. They are members of Shams Community, but their events are not controlled by it. Instead, they have received training, toolkits, and connection to a worldwide network of hosts all with the same goal of community dialogue and impact.
So Why Host?
Shams hosts are passionate global citizens who seek to understand different cultural views and convert community dialogue into positive community impact. Hosting entails running a Table either in your own home, a friend’s, or in another neural space and facilitating a discussion that allows for this openness.
By joining, you gain access to all of these things:
Join a Global Movement
There are members and hosts all around the world, all interested addressing the same pressing issues as you are.
Be trained in dialogue, facilitation, marketing, and community building.
Initiative for Community Impact
Gain the knowledge and ability to make an impact in your community and spark change.
Access to Opportunities
Be able to constantly learn from others within and outside of the community. Improve your self and increase your knowledge of the world around you.
If interested, we will provide you with training, workshops, and toolkits, as well as a more in depth explanation of the ideas behind Shams and the Tables. Every session, the topic changes, building on the previous ones while also providing you with the opportunity to practice what you are learning, finally culminating in hosting a Shams Table of your own. Additionally, there will be opportunities for one-on-one planning sessions and mentorships with veteran hosts.