Wednesday, September 11 6:00-8:00 pm CTTT-RVA The Joyful Feast RVA Light 504 W. Broad St., Unit A Richmond, VA 23220 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Join us on the 2nd Wednesday each month at RVA Light. This month we will review and discuss “The Idea of America” by Nikole Hannah-Jones.
Thursday, September 12 6:30 pm    CTTT-RVA Our first Game Social R ichmond Room at Imperial Plaza 1717 Bellevue Avenue Richmond, VA 23227 
Tuesday, September 17 6:00-8:30 pm    CTTT-RVA 3rd Tuesday  Family Reunion dinner gathering Ginter Park Presbyterian Church 3601 Seminary Avenue 23227 
Friday, September 20 - 8:00 pm   CTTT-RVA group viewing of the play From Tragedy to Triumph: The Martha Ann Fields Story , a one-woman play written and performed by Valerie Davis. Bradley Theater 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road Hanover, VA 23069 Optional dinner together beforehand.
Friday, October 25 - 7:00pm Legacies of Emancipation - A conversation with author and social activist Ta-Nehisi Coates , Manisha Sinha of the University of Connecticut and Christy Coleman, American Civil War Museum CEO. American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Saturday, October 26 - 10:00-11:30 a.m.   City-wide book discussion on Coates’ newly released novel The Water Dancer The American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219
We've been BUSY!  Learning, Healing and Connecting... and  Preparing to Take   Inspired Action!
A City-Wide Book Discussion On The Book The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Join CTTT-RVA for a city-wide book discussion on Coates’ newly released novel. Book lovers in RVA are invited to share their views on the book, the author’s voice and the impact of this story in our current times. "Set in Virginia, The Water Dancer is sure to be an important read on race, culture and our shared history." - NYTimes Review of The Water Dancer
New Website For CTTT-RVA

After months of hard work, CTTT - RVA is proud to announce the launch of our new website. With quick access to upcoming events, CTTT-RVA related news and our growing library of videos and recent articles, our new site will enable us to expand our ability to reach and connect around our mission. We would especially like to thank those who helped us reach this major milestone. We couldn’t have done it with out you.

We encourage you all to explore the new site. If you have any questions or feedback, please send them to  info@cttt-rva.com 

Coming to the Table Via The Joyful Feast to Discuss the 1619 Project

In August, to mark the 400th  anniversary of the first African slaves arriving to the English colony of Virginia, the New York Times launched the 1619 Project , challenging readers to consider this event in 1619 as the true founding moment of the United States.  
Jamestown To Jamestown 2019: The Year of Return

The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” was a major landmark spiritual and birth-right journey inviting the Global African family, home and abroad, to mark this anniversary. As an official event of the Year of Return, Jamestown to Jamestown was a spiritual, historical and reconciliatory journey in commemoration of the 400 year anniversary. I was privileged to be a part of this once in a lifetime event.

National Grassroots Reparations Convening / 5th Annual Mike Brown Jr Weekend Commemoration

This was a beautiful call to action that honored the living and the ancestors through music and stories, and charged us with the task of working together to repair want is broken - in ourselves as individuals and in our communities.

Building Bridges Toward Understanding!

The work and friendship or our own Martha and Danita was recently recognized in the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Come and Get Your Game On!

CTTT-RVA has a wonderful track record of a variety of activities however, we have NEVER had a game night where we can just laugh, have fun, and enjoy some great games.
New CTTT-Richmond Reparations Circle Seeks to Repair What Is Broken

We are in a moment in American history when reparations are high on the national agenda. As a result, CTTT-Richmond, meaning every member who is reading this, faces an opportunity and an obligation to take action that will help repair what has long been broken in Richmond and beyond.
Next Book Circle Gathering

Coming to the Table-RVA Book Circle meets from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the Month, January through October. Our evenings begin with a potluck dinner which we enjoy as we delve into the topic of the night, and then the magic begins. Our September selection is “ The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love with Nature”. The author is J. Drew Latham. 

Please contact us at to be added to our evite list. ( cherylsbackporch2@yahoo.com )
Currently the location of our gatherings changes monthly.
CTTT-RVA Hospitality Working Group needs your help!

YOU are invited to be a part of our  NEW Hospitality Working Group ! Please contact Hayat if you'd like to explore how we can be a more welcoming and inviting chapter in  all  ways and then help to make it so!

Take the  Deep Dive  with CTTT-RVA friends and like-minded others in the community this Fall and Winter!

CTTT-RVA facilitators, Hayat Bain and Jesse Johnson, are in conversation with a community organization we may partner with to offer a limited session monthly Deepening Dialogues Circle  series this Fall and possibly extending into the Winter months.
Join a Working Team

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 strive to pursue our mission of a just and truthful society that acknowledges and seeks to heal from the racial wounds of the past. Below are the Working Teams that could use your help ....

a.       Hospitality
b.       Food
c.       Communications
d.       Fund Raising
e.       Administration
Featured Videos
Check out the featured videos below to help further the conversation of reparations. Also, check out our library of videos on our website.
The first African slaves arrived in North America 400 years ago, landing at Jamestown in what's now Virginia. Recently, the idea of paying reparations for the atrocity of slavery has been earning new attention, even making its way into 2020 presidential debates. Economics correspondent Paul Solman examines the question of whether a debt might be owed to generations of slave descendants.
Reparations And Why America’s Past Still Shapes The Present
A House subcommittee held hearings to discuss paying reparations to African Americans for slavery. The idea is shaping up to be an issue with some of the candidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, too. Novelist Sarah Blake has considered why past attempts to secure reparations failed, and she shares her humble opinion on why this time is different.
Race was intentionally constructed. Come join us and together let's deconstruct it even more intentionally!