2021 Virtual National Gathering – Registration is OPEN
June 24 @ 7:00 pm - June 27 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Register NOW for the Coming to the Table “virtual” National Gathering coming in June 2021.
The theme is “BOLD: Building Our Legacy Daily.”.
Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, will be our keynote speaker on opening night. Yeye Luisah Teish, teacher, dancer, storyteller, high priestess, and author, will be our featured speaker on Friday. Rev. Rob Lee, a pastor and author of three books, who is confronting the legacy of his ancestor, General Robert E. Lee, will be a featured presenter on the final day of the Gathering.
This will be a different type of National Gathering since we’ll gather “virtually” rather than in person. The schedule will take into account our multiple time zones so West Coast participants won’t need to get up too early, and East Coast participants won’t need to stay up too late. One big advantage will be the cost. Without expenses for travel, accommodations or meals, the only expense will be the cost of registration.
CLICK HERE to view the draft schedule (to be finalized in early June)
There will be multiple presentations, breakout sessions, and opportunities to connect with fellow CTTT members in both structured and unstructured settings. There will be a strong focus on launching and sustaining local groups, as well as on Linked Descendants, Reparations, Genealogy, and many additional tools for Taking America Beyond the Legacy of Enslavement (TABLE).
Most sessions (other than those where deep/personal or unstructured sharing takes place) will be recorded. CTTT does its best to protect the privacy of our members and all NG participants, balanced with the commitment to be as accessible as possible. This is another advantage to being “virtual” this year. All registrants will be offered access to view all sessions, including breakouts, after the NG.
“Early Bird” registration will be available through May 14. Those who register by May 14 will receive an Early Bird, CTTT-themed SWAG package in the mail, including a custom-made talking piece, journal, pen, refrigerator magnet, a zippered tote bag, and a copy of The Little Book of Racial Healing.