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CTTT Learning Series: Session Four

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Join us Saturday, August 22!
  • 1:00pm (PT); 2:00pm (MT); 3:00pm (CT); 4:00pm (ET)

With the postponement of this year’s National Gathering due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Planning Team sent out a new Call for Proposals in order to offer CTTT members a regular, monthly opportunity to connect, to learn, to share. The first session in May was “Tapping the Unrecognized Superpowers of Anti-Racism Allies,” led by Dr. David Campt. The second session in June was an “Introduction to Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) for Cultural Competence,” led by Donna Minter and Crixell Shell of the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute. The third session in July was “How Researching Family History Can Be So Emotional: Or, Why I Had a Meltdown in the Archives,” led by members of the CTTT Linked Descendants Working Group.

There will be sessions offered in coming months on publishing your family history, and more. In August, we offer:

The Doctrine of Discovery:

What is it and why is it relevant today?  

Led by Crixell Shell, MS, Assistant Executive Director, Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, & Local CTTT Group Leader

The Doctrine of Discovery is a series of Papal Bulls that legally and spiritually justified global expansion of Christianity and European power through exploitation, genocide and enslavement of indigenous people. Although issued in the 15th Century, the Doctrine of Discovery, remains embedded in our laws and social constructs. The United States’ legacy of enslavement has roots in the Doctrine of Discovery, it is an important part of the discussion that is often unknown and left out as we acknowledge and try to heal racialized historical wounds.  During the learning session, we will take a trip back to Medieval Europe, define the Doctrine, and discuss it’s impacts on us today. All are welcome to join us.

Crixell Shell, MS, Assistant Executive Director, Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute (Peacebuilding) and Local CTTT Group Leader, is a cis-gender, African American woman with a professional legal and technology background. She was in the very first Minnesota Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) training cohort in 2010 and since then, she has been an integral part of the development of the STAR Training and CTTT in Minnesota. Crixell facilitates 3 CTTT gatherings a month. To learn more about Crixell and Peacebuilding, visit www.mnpeace.org.

Space is limited to 100. Sponsored by Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute and Coming to the Table.

Deadline to RSVP is August 19. You’ll receive Zoom connection and dial-in details prior to the call on August 22.

(Note: this Session will be recorded so those who are not available on August 22 can watch later)


August 22
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
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