OUR VISION

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.

OUR MISSION

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...

1

Truth Telling

Researching, acknowledging, and sharing personal, family and community histories of race with openness and honesty

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2

Connecting

Connecting to others within and across racial lines in order to develop and deepen relationships

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3

Healing

Exploring how we can heal together through dialogue, reunion, ritual, ceremony, the arts, apology and other methods

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4

Taking Action

Actively seeking to heal the wounds of racial inequality and injustice and to support racial reconciliation between individuals, within families, and in communities

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Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CTTT-RVA 3rd Tuesday Gathering for Conversation Zoom - in the comfort of your home MORE INFO >
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CTTT-RVA 4th Thursday ONLINE Book Circle - Poetry from the Colors of My Mind by Selena Haskins Zoom - in the comfort of your home MORE INFO >
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27
8-10pm
NAACP 2020 Virtual March On Washington - Day 1 Virtual MORE INFO >
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
11am - 11pm
NAACP 2020 Virtual March On Washington - Day 2 Virtual MORE INFO >
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CTTT-RVA News

Spotlight on board chair of Coming To The Table RVA
7/24/20
From growing up on Plantation Road in segregated Martinsville to co-founding a nonprofit striving to confront and heal the legacy . . . MORE INFO >
Support Expansion of Brown v. Board of Education Scholarships
7/14/20
CTTT-RVA’s Reparation’s Circle has joined the frontlines of the fight for racial equality and repairing what has been broken as a . . . MORE INFO >
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Related Articles

It's More Than Racism: Isabel Wilkerson Explains America's 'Caste' System
8/11/20 - NPR - Terry Gross
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson says racism is an insufficient term for the systemic oppression of Black people in . . . MORE INFO >
How To Tell Someone You Love They're Being Racist
8/06/20 - Amnesty International Australia - Kim Gillan
Knowing how to respond to racist remarks from friends and relatives can be a minefield. On the one hand, you want to call them out . . . MORE INFO >
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CTTT-RVA is a Local Affiliate Group of Coming to the Table.