Coming to the Table Videos

Several videos have been produced or recorded to educate, enlighten and inspire people about Coming to the Table, our Vision, Mission, and Approach to healing wounds inflicted throughout our nation’s legacy of slavery and its aftermath. To see more, or to be notified when new videos are added, follow us on YouTube.

Highlights from the 2016 National Gathering

Keynote Address by Dr. Gail C. Christopher

The powerful and inspiring Keynote Address was provided by Dr. Gail Christopher, senior advisor and vice president at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In this role, she leads the foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Enterprise (TRHTE), with which CTTT is a partner.

Watch Dr. Christopher’s address HERE.

And thanks to CTTT member Phoebe Potter for transcribing Dr. Christopher’s address, which you can read HERE.

Special “Requiem for Rice” presentation by Dr. Edda Fields-Black

Edda Fields-Black


Coming to the Table was very pleased to host a special event during the National Gathering – a presentation (simulcast around the world) by Edda L. Fields-Black, Ph. D. on writing the libretto for “The Requiem for Rice.”

Watch Dr. Fields-Black’s presentation HERE.

Jodie Geddes Keynote at RJ in Motion Conference



CTTT Youth Leader, and (as of October 1, 2016) Board Member, Jodie Geddes was invited to present a Keynote Address at the Restorative Justice in Motion: Building Movement Conference in June 2016. Prepare to be inspired!

Watch Ms. Geddes’ presentation HERE.


Restorative Justice in Education Webinar Series

Coming to the Table co-sponsored a series of Webinars with the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice in 2015. The focus was on education. The goal is to disrupt the school-to-prison-pipeline. Click on the links below to access each of the webinars:

Videos for Educational/Dialogue Settings



Facing History, Making Connections, Healing Wounds and Taking Action are the four pillars of the Coming to the Table approach to address the legacies and aftermaths of slavery in the US as well as other historic harms.

Through each of the video pieces below you will see snippets of stories that speak to the possibilities that lie in each part of the approach both personally and at the community level. CTTT encourages you to use these videos, as well as these “Study Questions” to inspire dialogue among members of your community, faith, or school group.


NatlGatheringVideoThe 2012 CTTT National Gathering

In March 2012, sixty people, most of them descendants of enslaved people and enslavers, gathered together in Richmond, Virginia for a weekend of sharing and learning together. This short video of that gathering was produced by the director of the documentary film Shared History, Felicia Furman. Watch our National Gathering video here.