Table for Six Billion, Please

Judy Wicks was 5 years old when she opened her first “restaurant.” Now the owner of Philadelphia’s White Dog Cafe, she “lures innocent people into social activism” by getting people from different worlds to sit down to a good dinner and talk with each other. Through her local Sister Restaurant and international Eating with the Enemy programs, she gets people who might consider themselves enemies to instead become friends. And for some of the patrons of her restaurant, it’s been more – a life-changing experience that has opened the world. Judy’s vision for the world is “Table for six billion, please.”

environmental stewarship, conflict resolution, goal setting, leadership, sustainability, global and local trade, cultural diversity and heritage