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Diversity for Dinner

Enjoy an intimate evening of dinner and conversation about the issues that concern you most. 

Online Event

Sign up by yourself or with a few friends. Join me and experience the magic of strangers becoming a community. You want to talk about race but you’re afraid of losing your friends? Join me for dinner.

My name is Bathabile Mthombeni. I am a skilled coach, mediator, and Ombudsperson. For two decades I have helped my clients and visitors discuss the most difficult issues in their lives. 

Join me for dinner to get answers to issues that really bother you but you don’t know who to ask:

What’s wrong with affirmative action?

What does being “woke” really mean?

What is racism?

Why can’t we all just get along?

conflict management services

Feel welcome to ask me any question about racism that you like. My goal is for you to feel heard, understood, and experience connection across differences.

Your Next Step

For Individuals:

Registration is below. Seating is limited to 12 people.

Please choose the date you would like to attend. Have questions? Email me at [email protected].

Time: Dinner is held from 6:30-9:30pm

Location: We practice the ancient ritual of breaking bread together. Bring your favorite meal to our gathering and we will send you dessert if you’d like. 

Terms: No refunds. Credit for future dinner in case of cancellation by Untangled Resolutions. Minimum 1 person signed up for each date. If the date doesn’t work, dinner will be canceled before the event and credit or refund per attendee preference.

Price: $135/person (includes dessert)

If you would like to bring a group, click here.

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Meet Your Host

Bathabile K. S. Mthombeni

Bathabile K. S. Mthombeni

(She/Her/Hers)

Bathabile has never met a stranger.

Bathabile K.S. Mthombeni, J.D, M.S.LOD, PCC is the University Ombudsman for Binghamton University. She is also a coach and mediator, and the founder of Untangled Resolutions. She loves talking with people and her talent is helping individuals and groups to uncover what lives beneath their most treasured values and beliefs

For as long as she can remember, Bathabile has been fascinated by how societies work and by how power is distributed in society. As a child born under Apartheid in South Africa she learned very early on that, often, differences are made between people on the basis of their identities and different amounts of value are attributed to people on the basis of those differences. Bathabile’s passion is facilitating often challenging conversations about difference, identity, power, and equity in society.

Bathabile founded Untangled Resolutions in 2010. Her original intent was to bring mediation to the masses via a podcast. Today, Untangled Resolutions provides coaching and dialogue facilitation about race primarily to White members of leadership teams and DEIB committees. Untangled Resolutions also provides leadership coaching, mediation, external ombuds services, conference ombuds services, conflict management workshops, and conflict management systems design services.

As an organizational development (OD) practitioner, Bathabile helps organizations to take their DEIB statements from aspiration to action. As a mediator and coach Bathabile is passionate about helping people to learn how to communicate better, resolve their differences, and find the highest expression of their best selves.

Bathabile earned an A.B. in Sociology, cum laude, from Princeton University, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and a graduate coaching certificate and M.S. in Leadership and Organizational Development from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. She holds a PCC level certification from the International Coach Federation.

She is a dedicated human companion to five dogs and two cats. She is an avid yarn crafter and a singer/songwriter/guitarist who has performed on New York City’s subway platforms and once lived in a tent.