Held monthly since the Coalition’s founding in 1992, our Community Luncheon Roundtables provide an intentional space for Durham residents to share information, hope, resources, and support in their collective pursuit of nonviolence.

Luncheons are held every fourth Thursday from 12pm to 1pm at Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church (107 N. Driver Street; corner of Main & Driver). A delicious lunch from Core Catering is free, and all are welcome!

A typical luncheon draws a diverse group of 40–60 folks representing Durham’s government, neighborhoods, congregations, and non-profits. Last year, we were proud to welcome 563 individuals to this vital practice of fellowship and conversation.

Recent Luncheon Roundtable Topics

  • October 2017 – Restorative Justice Durham
  • September 2017 – “Signs of Hope, Love, and Light in Durham”
  • August 2017 – Recovery Network of Durham
  • July 2017 – “Building Relationships Across Barriers of Incarceration”
  • June 2017 – Hope Reins / BUMP: The Triangle
  • May 2017 – StepUp Durham
  • April 2017 – Bull City United
  • March 2017 – Gudrun Parmer & Peter Baker (Criminal Justice Resource Center)
  • February 2017 – My Brother’s Keeper Durham
  • January 2017 – “Getting Acquainted: Sharing Plans for 2017”
  • November/December 2016 – Roger Echols (District Attorney, District 14)