Since its inception in 2014 after the Michael Brown shooting in the St. Louis area, the Truth-Telling Project has engaged communities in thoughtful and empathetic responses to the problems of racism and violence in our society. For this event, we will have a member of this organization share their commitment to structural change, truth-telling and healing in our society.
Dr. David Ragland is one of the co-founders and co-executive director of the Truth Telling Project and the director of the Grassroots Reparations Campaign. Ragland is a writer, scholar and activist. Ragland recently published a series on reparations in Yes magazine. He currently teaches In-Depth Psychology, Eco-Psychology and Community Liberation at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Ragland co-founded the Truth Telling Project so that marginalized voices could be heard and move society to lay a groundwork for healing, reconciliation and social transformation. Georgetown University’s Advocacy lab included Ragland’s research as part of the “most important research on advocacy” in the last 40 years. Ragland was recently inducted into the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College. In the past, Ragland served as the Senior Bayard Rustin Fellow at the Fellowship of Reconciliation, board member for the Peace and Justice Studies Association and was the United Nations representative for the International Peace Research Association.
Faculty Room, Upper Convocation Center
Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Co-Sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence