HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS
(RVA) : CTTT - RVA Event
(NAT): CTTT - National Event
(PRT) : Partner Event
Wednesday, November 13th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  2nd Wednesday The Joyful Feast collaboration at RVA Light 504 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220 - This month we will share a simple supper (provided) and facilitated conversation about "Capitalism" by Matthew Desmond from the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project. (RVA)
Tuesday, November 19th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm    3rd Tuesday  Thanksgiving potluck dinner and facilitated conversation gathering at Ginter Park Presbyterian Church 3601 Seminary Avenue 23227 - This month we will explore strategies for "having the courageous yet clumsy and uncomfortable conversations on race at the holiday dinner table." (RVA)
Saturday, November 23rd 9:45 am - 11:30 am Guided tour of the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia 122 W. Leigh Street Richmond, VA 23220 Optional lunch together afterward at the Nutty Buttery 701 W. Clay Street (RVA)
Wednesday, December 11th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  2nd Wednesday The Joyful Feast collaboration at RVA Light 504 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220 - This month we will share a simple supper (provided) and facilitated conversation about "American Popular Music" by Wesley Morris from the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project . (RVA)
Saturday, December 14th SAVE THE DATE: Determined at the VMHC 428 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA 23220 - Coming to the Table - RVA will have a morning guided tour by the curator of the exhibit Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Optional lunch together afterward nearby. Lunch location to be determined. (RVA)
Monday, January 6th SAVE THE DATE Just Mercy at Bow Tie Cinemas 1301 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA 23230 - Coming to the Table - RVA will host an evening showing open to the community of the new movie Just Mercy. (RVA)
Race was intentionally constructed. Come join us and together let's deconstruct it even more intentionally!

What A Great Water Dancer Weekend!
The release of Ta-Nehisi Coates' new novel, The Water Dancer was coupled with multiple events to encourage dialogue and fellowship.
CTTT-RVA and VCU's Institute for Contemporary Art Collaborate
A collaborative event between CTTT-RVA and VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art brought together 49 people, including faculty and students from VCU and Virginia Union University, Richmond artists, and members of CTTT-RVA.
How Virginia became the filming location for the highly anticipated movie Harriet
The highly anticipated movie Harriet — filmed in Central Virginia — hit local theaters in early November. The feature film depicts slavery abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s journey of freeing hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad and becoming an American freedom fighter.

Volunteering with our CTTT-RVA is a wonderful opportunity to get involved and connect with others. The work you contribute is always valued as we pursue our mission of a just and truthful society that acknowledges and seeks to heal from the racial wounds of the past.
Featured Video And Articles
Check out the featured video and articles below to help further the conversation on racism and its impact.
New York City students are fighting for school integration
New York state has some of the most segregated schools in the U.S., particularly among African-American and Latino students. And 65 years after the Supreme Court decision declaring school-based racial segregation to be unconstitutional, New York City students are pushing for a city-wide integration plan. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the first of a two-part series examining the debate.

Two families - one black, one white - shared a harrowing history. Then they met.
The King family stepped carefully up the concrete steps, through the narrow doorway and into a two-story log cabin with a painful past. Inside, they examined every inch. The low ceiling. The peeling chestnut walls. Then, the second floor, a tiny space under a pitched cedar-shake roof, where sunlight slips through small windows onto uneven oak floorboards. - READ MORE
Plantations are talking more about slavery - and grappling with visitors who talk back
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Earlier this summer, a Monticello tour guide was explaining how enslaved people built, planted and tended a terrace of vegetables at Thomas Jefferson’s estate, when a woman interrupted to share her annoyance.

“Why are you talking about that?” she demanded, according to Gary Sandling, vice president of Monticello’s visitor programs and services. “You should be talking about the plants.” - READ MORE
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality...I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.