About

We are activists, educators, and organizers working together with various organizations and communities to heal and transform structures and systems of violence or harm by encouraging non-violent change. The Truth Telling Collective offers workshops, trainings, keynotes, panels, facilitations, performances, and consulting services that will support you in addressing and sustaining the change you want for your organization or community.
Truth Telling
Reparations
Anti-Racism
From Protest to Politics
Art & Activism
Community Building
Truth & Reconciliation
Grassroots Organizing
Decolonization

Our Services

The Truth Telling Collective offers a variety of services to meet your needs. We specialize in supporting change at individual, group, and organizational levels concerning issues and topics listed above. The diversity of backgrounds and experiences among the Collective members allows us to provide the services below.

Meet the Collective

Collective members, each unique in background and experiences, live and work across the United States. Together we provide diverse knowledge, skills, and abilities to address Truth Telling Collective issues and topics. We are intellectuals, activists, artists, politicians, educators, and organizers with deep experience in facilitating and supporting non-violent change.

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Cori Bush
Cori Bush

Political Candidate and Activist

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    David Ragland, PhD
    David Ragland, PhD

    Co-Founder of The Truth Telling Project & Senior Rustin Bayard Fellow

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      Amber McZeal
      Amber McZeal

      Activist, Organizer, Writer, Vocalist, Sacred Scholar/ Liberation Arts Practitioner

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        Renita Green, M.DIV.
        Renita Green, M.DIV.

        Activist, Author, Reverend

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          Anthony Grimes
          Anthony Grimes

          Organizer and Storyteller

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            Palika Makam
            Palika Makam

            Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Babel Project

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              Melinda Salazar
              Melinda Salazar

              Co-Director of the Truth Telling Project and Co-Founder of the Seacoast Peace Academy

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                Aza Njeri
                Aza Njeri

                Author of "One Mic" and "Hip Hop Saved My Life"

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                  Taylor Payne
                  Taylor Payne

                  Co-Founder of The Yarn Mission and Black Liberation Activist

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                    Reverend Dr. Susan Smith
                    Reverend Dr. Susan Smith

                    Pastor, Author, Musician, Mother

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                      Lydia Ceasar
                      Lydia Ceasar

                      Activist and Award Winning Vocalist

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                        Aurora Harris
                        Aurora Harris

                        Award Winning Poet, Educator, Water Activst

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                          Mori Anderson Hitchcock
                          Mori Anderson Hitchcock

                          Writer, Scholar, Organizer

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                            Kristine Hendrix
                            Kristine Hendrix

                            School Board Member, Social Justice Activist, and Suvivor of Police Brutality

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                              Jay-Marie Hill
                              Jay-Marie Hill

                              Singer, Educator, Organizer

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                                Lydia Violet Harutoonian
                                Lydia Violet Harutoonian

                                Musician, Workshop Facilitator, Philosopher

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                                  Chris Renteria
                                  Chris Renteria

                                  Film Producer, Director, Photographer, Impact Producer

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                                    Mark Lance
                                    Mark Lance

                                    Professor of Philosophy and Justice

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                                      Cris Toffolo
                                      Cris Toffolo

                                      Professor and Chair of the Justice Studies Department at Northeastern Illinois University

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                                        Asia Dorsey
                                        Asia Dorsey

                                        Bio Alchemist & Owner of Five Points Fermentation Co

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                                          Li Sumpter, Ph.D.
                                          Li Sumpter, Ph.D.

                                          Mythologist, Educator, Artist, & Eco-Art Activist

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                                            Crystal M. Hayes, MSW Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)
                                            Crystal M. Hayes, MSW Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)

                                            Social Work Educator "I read, write, teach, and resist."

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                                              Tarell Kyles, MA
                                              Tarell Kyles, MA

                                              Educator, Lecturer, and Community Depth Psychologist Specializing in Liberation Psychology, Indigenous Psychology and Ecopsychology

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