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Coming to the Table in Minneapolis: Racial Healing Talking Circle

*Due to concerns around COVID-19, this event will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent to participants shortly before the group meets.

What is Coming to the Table?

At Coming to the Table (CTTT), descendants of those who were enslaved, descendants of slave owners, Indigenous community members, and all those interested in engaging in safe constructive dialogue, are invited to come together to envision Minneapolis as a just and truthful community - one that acknowledges and seeks to heal racial wounds from the historical trauma of slavery, genocide of Native Americans, and the racism these collective traumas continue to spawn. CTTT provides relationship engagement, leadership, resources, and a supportive environment to dismantle racism that is rooted in the United States’ history of slavery and genocide of Indigenous people.

This CTTT Racial Healing Talking Circle is the 3rd Friday afternoon of the month.

On May 25, 2020, in the midst of the worst pandemic our world has seen in 100 years, the world watched for over 8 minutes as Mr. George Floyd begged for his life while a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck and 3 other officers assisted with either holding Mr. Floyd down or keeping the growing crowd of concerned citizens from getting too close. Our community was thrust into the spotlight as people near and far took to the streets demanding answers and accountability. Now, almost a year later, the spotlight will be on us as the court trials for those four Minneapolis officers will be live streamed for the world to witness. As a community, how do we come together to process those traumatic events from last year as the world watches our reactions? Peacebuilding’s CTTT Racial Healing Talking Circles will focus on the impacts of Mr. Floyd's death, discuss the effects of the guilty verdicts against Derek Chauvin and the upcoming trials of the 3 remaining officers, and help participants remain as flexible and resilient as possible throughout the process.

You are also invited to join the CTTT Racial Healing Learning Sessions the 3rd Saturday morning and 4th Monday evening of the month.

MN Peacebuilding depends on people just like you to provide financial support for our community education trainings and events. If you have financial resources, please make a single or monthly recurring donation here: https://www.givemn.org/organization/Minnesota-Peacebuilding-Leadership-Institute

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The Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute ("Peacebuilding") is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan public charity nonprofit organization transforming psychological trauma into nonviolent power with positive productive alternatives to revenge. We prepare individuals, organizations, and communities for truth-telling and repairing harm for healed, just, equitable relationships toward the possibility of reconciliation.  Our mission is to instigate, train, and support racially, sexually, culturally, ethnically, religiously, and economically diverse individuals and organizations to become trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and restorative justice-focused, empowering communities in Minnesota, the USA, and around the world.  Our vision is making Minnesota the Peacebuilding Power State for All. www.mnpeace.org For additional information, please contact us at info@mnpeace.org and find us on social media as @MNPeacebuilding.

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