Converge (verb) - to come together from different directions so as eventually to meet.
Welcome to the Converge Project. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Converge Project is a group of like-minded individuals seeking to be a force of change in our community. The United States is often described as a melting pot, bringing people from all over the world. Even our relatively small city of Tulsa is filled with people from all over the globe, from all different cultures. We've discovered this over the last few years, as well as the reality that those people and cultures are often separated by walls of fear, apathy, misunderstanding, and sometimes simply lack of a way to engage with those other cultures.
The Converge Project is dedicated to facilitating conversations and relationships built around an exchange of culture and ideas. Not to dilute cultures, but to build bridges between them instead of the walls that so often separate us. People from all over the world have found their homes in Tulsa, and we want to bring them together.
We meet most every Friday in a home just South of TU's campus for a Cultural Exchange Night. We gather with friends from all over the world to share food, talk culture, play games, laugh, and build relationships. We also host other events like holiday parties, game nights, dinner out at ethnic restaurants, evenings dedicated to a specific culture led by a friend from there, and more.
We are a small group, but growing. To date we have had over 100 individuals and families visit from 40 countries. We would love to see those numbers keep growing!