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Richmond, Virginia Affiliate Group

Dinners & Discussions 

Third Tuesday Table (Northside)

Our longest running dinner gathering designed for newcomers and deep divers interested in engaging in the courageous conversation on racial healing, features local speakers, a homestyle potluck meal and facilitated dialog on trending topics. Join us for our Annual Black History Bowl, Family Reunion and much more. 

Co-Conveners: Danita Green and Hayat Bain 
Location: Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, 6 - 8:30 pm.
$10 donation is appreciated.

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The Joyful Feast w/CTTT (Midtown)

On the second Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, the Joyful Feast hosts a Coming to the Table gathering at RVA Light in downtown Richmond (504 W. Broad Street). Our conversations are committed to healing racial wounds rooted in our nation’s history of slavery. This is a safe space to uncover history, make connections, work toward healing, and take action. A simple meal of vegetarian soup is prepared and provided by Chef John Vest. Donations are appreciated, but don’t let your ability to contribute financially keep you from coming. All are welcome.

For meeting dates/times please see our events page or contact Cheryl Goode at  

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. Join us over the next five months as we discuss the five major essays published in this special issue of the New York Times Magazine. You can download a PDF of the magazine here.


September 11: “The Idea of America” by Nikole Hannah-Jones (pages 14-26)
October 9: “Sugar” by Khalil Gibran Muhammad (pages 70-77)
November 13: “Capitalism” by Matthew Desmond (pages 30-40)
December 11: “American Popular Music” by Wesley Morris (pages 60-67)
January 8: “Undemocratic Democracy” by Jamelle Bouie (pages 50-55)

RVA New Initiative (Southside)

This is our newest dinner gathering, with a family-friendly format featuring pool, darts, shuffleboard and big screens for movie viewers. This group meets quarterly and focuses on special topics and community outreach opportunities.

Co-Chairs: Darren Utley, Jerry Swerling and Clarence McGill
Location: The Fox and Hound on Huguenot Rd.
For meeting times/dates contact: 

"A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
CTTT-RVA is a Local Affiliate Group of Coming to the Table.