Truth Telling Weekend In St Louis

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Truth Telling Weekend In St Louis

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The Truth Telling Project, a collaboration between the Center for Educational Equity and the Peace and Justice Studies Assn, is please to host a Truth-Telling Weekend in St Louis, MO on 3/13-3/15/2015. The Truth Telling Weekend, presented by the Truth Telling Project, will bring together people from across the United States to share truth, confront injustice surrounding police brutality and its underlying causes, and propose and plan for possibilities that empower communities. This weekend is an opportunity for the community to dissect the relationship between racism, poverty, police violence, and militarization and confront the devastating consequences they have on American culture, equality and progress. This weekend of story-telling, discussions, and workshops will allow us to lay the foundation necessary to achieve a sustainable and accessible process of Truth and Reconciliation in our nation. The Truth Telling Project acknowledges the necessity of change before reconciliation is possible. This weekend promises to bring forth voices to learn about the specificity of injustice, so we might turn our tragedy to transformation. The cost of admission will cover attendance, resources, and meals. Speakers: Dr. Benard Lafayette - Chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Council, Co-Founder of SNCC Fania Davis, JD, PhD - Executive Director, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY) Johnetta Elzie - Ferguson Activist and Amnesty International Field Coordinator, Citizen Journalist, thisIstheMovement.org Dr. Imani Scott - author of Crimes Against Humanity in the Land of the Free: Can a Truth and Reconciliation Process Heal Racial Conflict in America DeRay McKesson - Ferguson Activist, Citizen Journalist and Co-Editor of ThisIstheMovement.org Dr. Mark Lance - professor of philosophy, Georgetown University, Peace and Justice Studies Association Panel discussions: Truth Telling for Systemic Change Mass Incarceration and the Prison Industrial Complex Solidarity and Building Coalitions for Long Term Change and Stability Community and Formal Education + more TBA Workshops: Envisioning the Future Mediation and Dialogues Activism & Truth Telling in Your Community + more TBA