I’ve spoken and written a lot about Coming to the Table over the past five years since I participated in the first weekend gathering of descendants of enslaved and enslaving people in January 2006.
Gather at the Table, the book Sharon Morgan and I are writing that will be published next year by Beacon Press, was inspired by our participation with this powerful and inspiring group of people.
The mission of Coming to the Table is to “provide leadership, resources, and a supportive environment for all who wish to acknowledge and heal wounds from racism that is rooted in the United States’ history of slavery.”
We’ve maintained a “closed” Facebook group for the past couple years. We’ve now opened it up so that anyone can view the group and join. For those with an interest in Inheriting the Trade and Traces of the Trade I hope you’ll check out our page and consider participating with us. The resources and conversations that are shared there will prove valuable to anyone interested in healing the traumatic wounds that continue to harm our nation, our communities, and each of us individually.