Join Ben for tea time


Tuesday, Dec 11


6 – 8pm

Dollop 4181 N Clarendon

Dec 11

6 – 8pm
Dollop 4181 N Clarendon

5 seats left!

What is Tea Time, exactly?


Tea Time is where five-ish strangers sit at a cafe with a Host to have a two hour conversation. It's not about anything in particular.

You're meant to know pretty much nothing about the people that come, aside from the fact that they all signed up for thisΒ β€” just like you. It's self-selecting in that sense.

However, it may bring you comfort to know a little something about your Host. If so, just keep reading

Meet your Host, Ben.

(It'll be helpful to know what they look like when you're looking for a group of confused strangers at the cafe.)

Ok hi hello. I love tea and interesting questions and having those conversations that feel like they're free flowing energy for hours. I'm excited to host, to dive into ideas and feelings, and to learn random quirky tidbits about you and the world.

What's your story?

I'm a grassroots organizer and I spend most of my time thinking about global income inequality and nationalism and how to build movements to respond so we don't end up in the #abyss. I'm proud of this raspberry lemon lavender icing I made yesterday and maybe unhealthily proud of excel spreadsheet color schemes and array formulas. One time I ate a deep fried tarantula in Cambodia and I also love riding and fixing my bike!

What might we talk about?

Well I'm often most interested in relationships and growth and the things that most hold people back from being their biggest selves, but i also love learning about how the world works--like open source software or labor politics or the vascular structure of plants. Bring it on! (And tbh, i'm a listener at heart, so I'm really interested most in other people's stories)

New friends are just old strangers.