The impact of slavery and of unequal treatment based on skin color or ancestry was and continues to be painful. If left unhealed, trauma is destructive to both the individual and the community. CTTT-RVA provides a safe space to heal.READ MORE >
Join us in the "courageous yet often clumsy" conversation on race as we dispell sterotypes, suspend judgements and throw away assumptions at the table. Through dinner gatherings, pilgrimages and group events, CTTT-RVA creates community in a whole new way.READ MORE >
Learning and understanding what actually happened in our past is a vital step in dealing with what is happening today. The legalized institution of slavery gave rights to some but never granted rights to others, spawning the legacy of enslavement.READ MORE >
Through understanding the history and impact of slavery and its legacy, we identify current manifestations through inequalities in health-care, education, housing, and the justice system. Our Reparational actions enable us to repair what is broken.READ MORE >
Coming To The Table- RVA specializes in creating a safe and welcoming space for all people to engage in facilitated conversation on race at the dinner table - sharing stories over a good meal like family.READ MORE >
Our vision for the United States is of a just and truthful society that acknowledges and seeks to heal from the racial wounds of the past—from slavery and the many forms of racism it spawned.
Coming to the Table provides leadership, resources, and a supportive environment for all who wish to acknowledge and heal wounds from racism that is rooted in the United States' history of slavery. Our approach to achieving our vision and mission involves four interrelated practices...
Researching, acknowledging, and sharing personal, family and community histories of race with openness and honestyLEARN MORE >
Connecting to others within and across racial lines in order to develop and deepen relationshipsLEARN MORE >
Exploring how we can heal together through dialogue, reunion, ritual, ceremony, the arts, apology and other methodsLEARN MORE >