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.
Meet Our Steering Committee