The Truth Telling Project December Newsletter


Thank you for journeying with us over the last few years. During this season, we reflect on our accomplishments and challenges. This year has been a difficult, but important year in our continued struggle for racial and transformative justice. We saw, witnessed and many of us struggled against the emergence of this new political reality marked by the denial of basic reasoning and truth.
Despite the coming changes, our work does not stop, it continues to become more complex. We end this year affirmed that our work- providing spaces where the most needed truth, which reminds us of where we have been and must go, has been made available for communities to deepen their learning.
In January 2017, we will launch the Truth Telling Commons. Our online learning platform that helps learners connect with experiences and stories from the margins of our society. We look forward to the New Year and will continue to strive to bring truth telling to the forefront of every conversation.

Remembering this past year:

From Voices of Freedom in NYC, March

From Youth Speak Truth Hearings, Ferguson, MO. August


From StoryCorps workshop with Chosen Families, St. Louis, MO. August

From the screening of Youth Speak Truth at the Gaze for Days film festival in Brooklyn hosted by Yeah That’s What She Said. TTP Media Director speaks in Q and A.

TTP advisory board member Dr. Bernard Lafayette receives the Gandhi Award in South Africa.

TTP in Baltimore MD, after presenting at Everyday Democracy, December

On our journey to work toward restorative and transformative justice for our communities we need each other more than ever. We believe our upcoming online learning platform will be a part of that.
We hope to reach as many communities as possible with this learning platform. If you are interested in contributing to the learning platform there are multiple ways to do so. In order to send a lesson plan or host a living room conversation please email
We at the Truth Telling Project wish you a wonderful start to the New Year. We encourage you to remember the great love we find in each other, our truth and this important struggle.

Looking Ahead

National Truth Telling Call

Join The Truth Telling Project for our New Year Call to hear updates for how you might get involved.
January 2nd
8pm EST/ 7pm CST
Call in: (515) 739-1030
Access Code: 721-668-852

Podcast “We Stay Woke”

Check out Truth Tellers on the newest podcast:
“We Stay Woke” which asks activists what they are reading. Find our previous episodes by clicking here.
Like our “We Stay Woke” Facebook page to stay updated on our podcasts here.
Check out our most recent episode here:
Episode 3.1 with Sabaah Folayan and Taylor Payne on the Sundance Film Festival Entry of Ferguson Documentary “Whose Streets”

Check out these recent articles on Truth Telling:

Our work thus far has been supported by your generosity, we need you to spread the word and share your ideas to improve our work.  We also need your financial support.
Since we have a new fiscal sponsor, to send your tax deductible donation by mail, please make the check to: NEIU Foundation, with designation “The Truth Telling Project.” You may send your contribution to: NEIU Foundation, 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625.
You may also donate through our secure online donation page. Please visit . Select designation “Other,” type “The Truth Telling Project” and complete the rest as prompted.

If you would like to submit an article to Truth & Reconciliation, send an email to, with the subject line, “Newsletter.”
In addition to this the Youth Speak exhibit will continue to travel. Let us know if you are  interested in having the exhibit travel to your community.
Send an email to for more info.