We are a diverse, racial and gender community of organizers, activists, artists, writers, teachers, practitioners and scholars. Our Board represents a cross-section of individuals who are committed to structural change, truth telling, healing trauma and repair. Our Networks include Black, Brown and Indigenous communities from rural and urban locales. We share in common a vision for a future just, equitable, and sustainable society free of state-sanctioned violence and systemic racism.
The Truth Telling Project is committed to implementing and sustaining grassroots, community-centered truth-telling processes to amplify voices of the traditionally silenced, disenfranchised and vulnerabilized in response to state sanctioned direct and indirect violence.
The Truth Telling Project will work to create and sustain a just, equitable, and sustainable society free of state-sanctioned violence and systemic racism and the myriad consequences of both.
We work to help people understand the deep seated institutional racism that allows for police violence to occur, and the pervasive impact that violence has on families and their communities. We ultimately encourage empathy and anti-racist learning among ally communities, and lead people to The Movement for Black Lives and other racial justice organizations as supporters.
The Truth Telling Project (TTP) was founded in August 2014 by community activists in the St. Louis area following the shooting of 18 year-old Michael Brown, Jr., the protests that followed and the anger it generated throughout the community. We engage the U.S. in stories that galvanize thoughtful, empathetic and educated allies for Black and communities of color. By encouraging “witnesses” to listen to and reflect on voices “from the margins,” our hope is that more individuals and communities might become interested in ending the structural and militarized violence in the U.S..