2018 CTTT National Gathering
Registration is OPEN
You are invited to Rise Up with Truth this June, together with up to 140 other CTTT members and supporters – to celebrate the good work we do (and need to do) in our communities, build supportive relationships, share stories and meals, gain inspiration, knowledge and skills, have fun, and plan for what comes next. As much as ever before, the Mission and Vision of CTTT needs to be heard and shared so we can maximize our efforts and success in Taking America Beyond the Legacy of Enslavement. For more info, and to register, CLICK HERE.
National Gathering Breakout Sessions
Call for Proposals
You are invited to share your stories, your knowledge, and your skills. Submit a proposal to lead a Breakout Session at the National Gathering in June.
Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Dr. King, Reparations and You – A Challenge
This year marks 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke forcefully about the need for reparations (watch here). King saw reparations as an avenue for the repayment of some of what our nation and other entities unfairly denied or stole from African-Americans. CTTT agrees with that assessment, and also believes that reparations can offer a way to breach our nation’s enormous racial divide by fully acknowledging and atoning for the harms of slavery and its aftermath. We believe our nation cannot be healed until that is done.
In honor of Dr. King, we have published the CTTT Reparations Guide, and ask organizations and individuals to commit to carrying out at least one or more of the reparative actions on the list. The Guide is divided into personal, and community/societal reparations. The personal section addresses what you can do on your own in your daily life that doesn’t require organizing or coordinating with others, so you can start today.
The Reparations Guide was developed from input offered by the CTTT membership over three years to the Reparations Working Group. It was conceived by the African-American members of the group with input from the European-American members as well as from others outside of CTTT.
Our hope is that the list will help spur action and discussion about the meaning and possibility of reparations. We invite you to accept the Reparations Guide Challenge and let us know about it! Click here to contact us with your thoughts.
Coming to the Table is an affiliate organization of the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University