Coming To The Table-RVA believes that being present in a place of history invites us to enter a story with not only our mind but with our heart and senses. We see pilgrimages as a way of facing history and inviting healing into the present. To date we have offered 3 pilgrimages. And we plan to do more! Our first pilgrimage was a two-day journey described in the attached document-- Bondage, Resistance and Freedom. Our second (2017) was a civil rights trip from Birmingham to Memphis, done in partnership with Living Legacy Pilgrimages. Our third was a "Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope" to Hampton and Fort Monroe, done in partnership with Journey with Me.
If you would like to be part of the pilgrimage planning circle, put pilgrimage into the subject line of an email to info@CTTT-RVA.org
In addition to more contemplative pilgrimages, CTTT-RVA sponsors many visits to, and often tours of, museums and exhibits in Richmond and beyond. In July 2019 we took a bus of 45 individuals for a full day tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
We have arranged tours of the Black History Museum, The American Civil War Museum, The Maggie Walker House, Shockoe Bottom and Devils Half Acre, The Virginia Museum of History and Culture, The Library of Virginia, and the Trail of Enslaved Africans, in Manchester. We hope to add these shorter Richmond area visits monthly in 2022, knowing how much history there is to uncover in the former Capital of the Confederacy. Tell us what you would like to see -- with group support and processing as part of the experience.
If you would like to help provide leadership and planning of similiar activities let us know by including TOURS in subject line of email to info@CTTT-RVA.org