Featured Peacebuilding Group: The Truth Telling Collective

Starting today, I’m adding a new feature to my blog.  Every Monday I will share information about a peacebuilding group, generally one that I have either worked with or know members of the group well.   This is not designed to be a “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval,” rather a way to link groups that promote social justice and peace values  – sometimes working under the radar –  with a wider audience.

Today’s group is the The Truth Telling Collective (TTC), formerly The Truth Telling Project.   TTC was co-founded by my colleague Dr. Dave Ragland, who is a social activist and educator.

TTC’s objectives are to promote community organization and non-violent change relative to race relations.  The group offers workshops and programs to teach the necessary stills to promote sustainable equality and equity in local communities.  The Truth Telling Collective’s creation (and need) came in the aftermath of the violence in Ferguson, MO in 2015.  I featured the group’s work in my book on careers: Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (Information Age Publishing 2016).

Please seek out The Truth Telling Collective if there is a need in your community for education and awareness raising on race relations.

Click here  for more information


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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