The Civic Table Project is an experiment born out of our sense of responsibility to use hospitable spaces to explore the pressing and difficult questions of civic life in our communities.
We believe that shared food and drink is, and always has been, the most powerful vehicle for these conversations.
As neighborhood restaurants, Nopa and Nopalito are uniquely situated to engage with a changing city- with our farmers and purveyors, with the guests who walk through our doors, and with our staff, all of whom bring their experiences and histories to their work and our table every day.
The goal of The Civic Table Project is to create space for diverse voices to engage in participatory conversations that spark action and deepen collective knowledge.
Ultimately, it is up to all of us to have the conversations we want to be a part of.
A conversation on for-profit prisons, criminal justice, the new Jim Crow and creating space in the food industry to support formerly incarcerated.
May 17th – Nopalito
A conversation on drought, agriculture, fish, the Delta tunnels and environmental justice in a thirsty state.
May 31st – Nopa
A conversation on the disruption and impacts of tech companies on Bay Area dining culture and food systems.
June 14th – Nopalito
The Civic Table Project donates 100% of ticket sales to support an organization working to create change in the arena of discussion, thus far the project has raised over $8,000 in support of: