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Created & facilitated by Lauren Hood—


Deep Dive Detroit is a dinner & dialogue series created by Lauren Hood to bring together longtime city residents with newcomers & visitors for greater trust & understanding.



As Detroit welcomes new people, the need for listening & learning across generations & neighborhoods grows. Newcomers want a deeper understanding of the city's history, and longtime residents want more opportunities to share this history. Deep Dive Dinners offer a welcoming space for this exchange.


Dinners are carefully curated for diversity. Dialogue is moderated by Lauren Hood, founder of Deep Dive & Director of Live6 Alliance. Lauren received her Masters of Community Development from University of Detroit Mercy and has professional training as a facilitator. Meals are prepared by local chefs with deep city roots and a passion for storytelling.


Deep Dive Dinners are hosted at the Urban Consulate, a parlor for city dwellers & travelers seeking urban exchange. A Knight Cities winner, the Consulate convenes conversations to share urban ideas, break down barriers, and foster understanding between different perspectives.


After hosting dinners for national conferences—including Meeting of the Minds, Congress for the New Urbanism and Legacy Cities—Deep Dive is seeking the right sponsor for a series of monthly dinners to reach a metro-Detroit audience. Interested in helping us create a season of meaningful conversations? Contact us here.


Lauren & Claire talking about implicit bias & racism with Lester Graham of Michigan Radio:

Episode 1

White People Find it Hard to Talk about Race

Episode 2

How to Talk about Racism & Unconscious Bias

Episode 3

Progressive White People Confronting Racial Divide