Lennon Flowers

The Dinner Party Labs

Co-founder & Executive Director

Lennon Flowers is hell-bent on creating spaces where humans can be human, out of a belief that nothing is done in isolation, and that self-help only works in community. She’s the co-founder & Executive Director of The Dinner Party Labs, which takes the experiences and subjects that are hardest to talk about, and uses them as the starting point to help people make connections, build trust, and form relationships that matter. Its flagship program, The Dinner Party, is a platform where 20-, 30-, and early 40-somethings who’ve experienced a major loss can connect to one another, either one-to-one or in small, peer-led groups. Its Partnerships team equips communities with the tools they need to build trust across lines of difference and to overcome sources of rupture and long-simmering conflicts. She is an Ashoka Fellow, and her work has been featured on OnBeing with Krista Tippett, NPR’s Morning Edition, CNN, CBS This Morning, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and dozens of other publications.