About Us

 

The Truth Telling Project implements and sustains grassroots, community-centered truth-telling processes designed to    share local voices, to educate America, and to support  structural change as a form of  reconciliation for the purposes of eliminating systemic violence and racism against Black people in the United States. We are  an initiative of the Not – for – Profit, Center for Educational Equity, and a coalition between the Peace and Justice Studies Association, The Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata College, The Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Sophia Project of St.Louis MO and the National Peace Academy.

“There comes a time in the life of every community when it must look humbly and seriously into its past in order to provide the best possible foundation for moving into a future based on healing and hope.” – The Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 2006

 

Mission Statement: The Truth Telling Project implements and sustains grassroots, community-centered truth-telling processes to share local voices, to educate America, and to support reconciliation for the purposes of eliminating structural violence and systemic racism against Black people in the United States.

We are a not-for-profit organization under the sponsorship of the Center for Educational Equity.

Who we are not: We don’t push forgiveness – link to forgiveness, while forgiveness is important and a part of reconciliation, it takes time.  Structural Change must happen first, When America listens and takes positive steps, then and only then can we begin to discuss what reconciliation looks like.

 

Read Our Entire Declaration of Intent Here

Read Our Mandate Here

 

 

Meet Our Steering Committee

Professor David Ragland

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Pastor Cori Bush

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Dr. Imani Michelle Scott

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Mark Lance

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Dr. Peter Theodore

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Christopher Young

Chrissi Jackson

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