Call for Proposals: CTTT National Gathering

2018 CTTT National Gathering: Breakout Sessions Call for Proposals

Coming to The Table is excited to invite you to share your stories, your knowledge, and your skills by leading a breakout session at the 2018 CTTT National Gathering, which will take place June 14-17, on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 21, 2018

General Information & Requirements

  • Breakout sessions are 90 minutes long.
  • Proposed topics should be relevant to the CTTT Vision, Mission, Approach, and Values, and fit under the umbrella of “Storytelling as a Healing Tool” and/or the conference theme of “Rise Up with Truth.”
  • Each facilitator may submit a maximum of two proposals. (CTTT encourages co-facilitators; one descended from people who were enslaved and one from people who were enslavers.)
  • Proposals must be received by Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
  • A survey will be sent to Gathering registrants to determine which proposals are of most interest. Thus, the community of participants will determine which proposals are selected.
  • The final list of breakout sessions will be announced by May 7, 2018.
  • We hope everyone who submits a proposal will attend the National Gathering, whether or not your proposal is selected. Those facilitators whose proposals are selected must be registered by May 14, 2018, in order to be included on the program.

Previous Topics (examples)

  • Addressing Slavery in Family Histories to Achieve Racial Reconciliation
  • Healing Together
  • Linked Descendants
  • Lynching and Racial Violence
  • On Being a Good Ally
  • Presenting and Conversing about CTTT
  • Preserving Historic Memorials
  • Prison Privatization & The School to Prison Pipeline
  • Reparations as Restorative Justice
  • Slavery & Capitalism
  • STAR Basics (Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience)
  • Starting a CTTT Local Affiliate Group
  • Transforming Historical Harms and Taking Action
  • White Fragility/Black Anger
  • White Privilege/Micro-aggressions
  • Writer’s Workshop

Previous Descriptions (examples)

White Fragility; Black Anger: Using the circle process we will explore the anger that racism triggers and examine how do to deal with the person who triggered it in an effective way. We will also look at and address the fragility of feeling fear, shame, ignorance, denial, and guilt to get to a healing place of personal honesty.

Calling Ancestors to the Table: Knowing your family history is key to understanding the legacy that brought America to this day of racial disharmony. This ‘genealogy 101’ session will provide information needed to do genealogical research that gives you a point of departure. How do you connect with linked descendants? What is the value of DNA testing?


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Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Breakout Session Proposal - CTTT National Gathering 2018

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