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...

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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, OCTOBER 13
6 - 7:30 p.m.
CTTT-RVA Join Us For A Discussion on Reparations Zoom
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
VPM - Access to Wealth | Racism: Challenging Perceptions Online
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CTTT-RVA 3rd Tuesday ONLINE Community Gathering Zoom - in the comfort of your home MORE INFO >
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CTTT-RVA News

A Bond That Ties
9/22/20
Seared okra and spiced lady apples, mac and cheese and pillowy cornbread, and ham biscuits and black-eyed pea salad top tables aro . . . MORE INFO >
The Dream Remains
9/03/20
"We have to fix some things that are terribly broken, not only in our system, but in our own spiritual and moral selves," said Dan . . . MORE INFO >
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9/23/20 - City Lab - Brentin Mock
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The Question White Parents Should Be Asking
9/22/20 - San Antonio Review - Margaret A. Hagerman
This past summer, white parents across the United States have repeatedly asked the same question: “How should I talk to my white c . . . MORE INFO >
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CTTT-RVA is a Local Affiliate Group of Coming to the Table.