Stories of Healing
Healing is a subject that many people do not readily recognize in the conversation of the U.S. institution of slavery. Coming to the Table recognizes its importance and necessity and is dedicated to communicating this to all people interested in positively discussing slavery. The stories featured below are about those who have undergone healing efforts in their own lives and wish to share its power with others.
Stories are a major element of the Coming to the Table approach. Sharing stories helps us connect, identify common ground and learn about things that have been entirely outside of our experiences. Sharing stories related to slavery and its legacies helps us face the topic for all these reasons. Coming to the Table’s approach includes Facing History, Making Connections, Healing Wounds and Taking Action. The stories we feature address at least one of the four categories. Some may address more than one, but we have placed them under the heading most applicable. These are stories about how these stages are manifested in real people’s lives and how they are making a difference.
- Ashé!, by Sylvia Wong-Lewis and Karen Branan
- How to Forgive, by Grant Hayter-Menzies
- The Healing Power of Storytelling, by Sha Jackson
- The Healing Possibility, by Sha Jackson