From the Director – March 2019
The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change
Leadership is now in year three. Since we had the inspiration for the School (January 2017) and opened (May 2017), we have run six cycles of classes (that includes the Spring cycle we are now in). In total, since opening, we have offered 278 class sessions and we have now trained literally thousands of activists in five cities, across three counties.
In our current catalogue, Spring 2019, 43% of the 53 class sessions are taught or co-taught by trainers of color. But we realized we are not satisfied with that number. We want to reach for a higher goal. So I am happy to announce that the Truth School Steering Committee and I will be creating a Fall Catalogue (September, October, November, December 2019) in which every single class will be taught or co-taught by a person of color.
We believe it is time to take this step and I am very glad we have made this decision. So trainers of color….if you are reading this….let us hear from you. We would welcome your proposals to teach through the Truth School. And white people, we want to hear from you also—but to teach through the Truth School, you need to be part of a biracial pair. We will not be offering any classes taught by white people alone or in pairs. Every class in the Fall will have a trainer of color leading.
We hope to hear from you, we welcome your proposals. Here is a link to the form on our website. Thank you for your good work creating change, strengthening social movements, and engaging in the democratic process. Thank you for all your good efforts. The world needs you! Shine on!
Sending each one of you my best,