Hayat Bain 

Hayat Bain has been on fire about Coming To The Table since the Fall of 2016. After the first CTTT dinner gathering she attended, she volunteered to facilitate conversations from the next meeting onward. Hayat is now co-convener of Richmond’s third Tuesday dinner and a member of CTTT’s Leaders and Facilitators Circles. In 2017, she initiated a 6-month CTTT Healing Circle. Hayat is currently supporting CTTT-RVA in the areas of communications, outreach, hospitality, event planning, and coordination. She is developing a Deepening Circle series to co-facilitate in the Fall of 2019. 
 Hayat is a holistic health coach and an ordained interfaith minister in the Universal Sufi tradition. Mandalas of Life is her business, through which she offers individual and group healing, health coaching, group facilitation, music and sound healing services. She loves weaving together healing arts and creative arts to co-create sacred space for healing and growth. She is a certified leader of Dances of Universal Peace and is the continental regional administrator of the Dances of Universal Peace North America.
 Hayat's background includes degrees in music, psychology, and advanced practice nursing. She has varied experience working in nonprofits, serving families with low incomes and lack of health care access, as well as developing and managing community health programs. Hayat is an alumnus of Initiatives of Change USA's Community Trustbuilding Fellowship. She is a Hope in the Cities facilitator and has studied conflict resolution with Richmond Peace Education Center. In 2017, Hayat participated in a Living Legacy Pilgrimage of racial justice and healing throughout the Deep South with other CTTT-RVA members. In 2019, she completed the level 1 STAR training (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) at EMU's Summer Peacebuilding Institute.

"No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise."
- Marian Anderson
CTTT-RVA is a Local Affiliate Group of Coming to the Table.
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