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.”

ELA Learning Standards:

L.9-10.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

W.9-10.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

WHST.9–10.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

W.9-10.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the topic under investigation.

R.PK-12.4
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

W.PK-12.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

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