“People in the United States are starving for something different in how we engage with each other, and how we address the legacies of slavery and racism (from increased xenophobia, killings of unarmed black youth, political divisiveness, and more). I joined Coming To The Table because of its unique approach to address holistically the deeply rooted nature of racism. Coming to the Table has impacted my life and continues to deeply transform the lives of so many people and communities across the United States. If you care about racial healing, and building a thriving, inclusive and compassionate democracy for the future of this country, Coming to the Table is the organization to join.” – Fabrice Guerrier, Past-President of Coming to the Table (2016-17)
How CTTT began.
In January 2006, black and white descendants of ancestors linked by a slave/slave-owner relationship, a blood connection, or both came together in a small retreat which took place at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, to explore the history of slavery—its legacy and impact on their lives today. They had a longer-term goal to create a model of healing to guide individuals and groups that continue to struggle with racism in the United States and throughout the world. Read here a brief history of Coming to the Table.
What we do.
Through four interrelated practices rooted in Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience and racial justice through a Restorative Justice lens, Coming to the Table is a movement and community that is transforming and healing the lives of many.
Our community provides many resources and drives it’s Mission and Vision forward through Training Workshops and encouraging members to gain skills and knowledge through the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (in partnership with the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding, and United Service Foundation, CTTT provided financial support to 8 members who took SPI classes in 2017). CTTT also sponsors member-driven Working Groups and Committees, regularly-scheduled Community Conference Calls. CTTT is an active partner in the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s national Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Enterprise. Coming to the Table is a growing organization of 20 Local Affiliate Groups in 10 states and Washington D.C.
Become a Member and Get Involved Today.
Our members come from all walks of life and there are many ways to get involved and join this growing movement. If you believe in racial healing and working towards a better future in the United States and the world then Join Us Today and either join, or Start a Local Affiliate Group in your City.
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Coming to the Table is an affiliate organization of the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University