The Coming to the Table Approach

These workshops are designed to support you in learning to effectively utilize the “CTTT Approach” in transforming race narratives and dismantling systems of racial inequity in your community. Since the Covid Pandemic impacted all of us beginning in 2020, all workshops have been virtual, utilizing Zoom. We anticipate most workshops will continue to be scheduled virtually, and we’re also open to scheduling workshops (in person or virtual) for groups not affiliated directly with CTTT and still doing racial healing/justice work.

These workshops are especially designed for CTTT Local Affiliate Group leaders and members, and for anyone thinking about starting a CTTT Local Affiliate Group in your community. They are also applicable to any group committed to undoing racism and transforming our world into a just and equitable place for all. This training will offer you resources to improve your skills and effectiveness in your anti-racism work, to launch a CTTT Local Affiliate Group, or support you in enhancing the work you and/or your group, church, school, workplace, etc. are already doing.

These workshops include training in the key aspects of the CTTT Approach: Touchstone Agreements, use of Circle Processes, Shared Values, Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience, Restorative Justice, Uncovering History, Building Connections, Healing Together, and Taking Action. These workshops include a great deal of interaction. The typical CTTT workshop takes place over two days; four hours per day. CTTT is flexible to meet the needs of your group.


  • Intro to CTTT Approach
    • Uncovering History: researching, acknowledging, and sharing personal, family, community, state, and national histories of race with openness and honesty, including a focus on how the impacts of historic Feudalism and the Doctrine of Discovery continue to impact all of us negatively today
    • Making Connections: connecting to others within and across racial lines in order to develop and deepen relationships
    • Working Toward Healing: exploring how we can heal together through dialogue, reunion, ritual, meditation, prayer, ceremony, the arts, apology and other methods
    • Taking Action: actively seeking to dismantle systems of racial inequality, injustice, and oppression; to work for the transformation of our nation.
  • Learn & utilize agreements/touchstones designed to create safe spaces for racial dialogue
  • Intro to Circle Process
  • Intro to Restorative Justice and application to Transforming Historical Harms
  • Intro to strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience; connection to racial harms
  • Explore steps to take action using community organizing as an anti-racism tool
  • Starting/Sustaining Local Groups using the CTTT Approach in your community

What’s included?

Typically included with registration fee for the in-person version is the following:

  • Participation in all training sessions and handout materials
  • A copy of The Little Book of Racial Healing
  • Lunch each day + refreshments (breakfasts and dinners on your own)

The virtual workshops include access to the training sessions and downloadable handout materials.

Schedule A Local Workshop

To schedule a workshop in your community, Contact CTTT here.

You can also subscribe to the monthly CTTT newsletter to be informed when workshops are scheduled in various locations in the future. To get the newsletter, either Become a Member or signup for emails at the bottom of the website.

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