Here in the North, we have inherited a powerful historical amnesia when it comes to the memory of slavery. Where I live in Massachusetts, we still worship the stories of the Sons of Liberty. We still teach “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” to our school kids…. We are the good guys.Full story
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. Read about our approach HERE:
The transformational nature of the CTTT approach requires that we meet face to face so that we can build authentic relationships, strong enough to withstand the challenges of honestly facing our past, present and future together. National meetings are much too expensive and logistically demanding to provide enough opportunities for “in the flesh” connection and healing.Full story
In the THH framework, when we speak of “historical trauma,” it is not simply a trauma from a historical period. Rather, historical trauma refers to an event or complex set of events that affected a significant segment of society or the entire populace. The trauma responses to the event or events were then transmitted to the following generation. The modern day impacts are what we call historical harms.
Revisiting the History of Enslavement in the United States: A Curriculum Guide for Engagement and Transformation.
The process of transformation begins with an understanding of what happened or awareness; history provides us with that awareness, as we learn the multifaceted stories that have been told.