June 2023 Newsletter

In This Issue:


From the Director 

Wow!  We have just completed a very successful Spring semester at the Truth School!   We are feeling immensely grateful to our outstanding trainers and our devoted hosts for their fine work.   Another terrific semester of movement-building classes!   Wonderful work Team!

And our big news is that the Fall 2023 Truth School catalogue will be different!

We heard you; and we have made some changes. And so the Fall catalogue is different than in previous years.

Many of you gave us feedback that you wanted to “go deeper” on some issues and dive into one topic over several classes – to learn more, to form online community, to reflect on the material over several weeks, and to have the opportunity to discuss the application of the material with the trainer and other participants.

We heard you!

And so the Fall 2023 TS catalogue is a “pilot project,” and we would love to hear from you during the Fall Semester about your experience with this new format!

The Fall 2023 Truth School catalogue will have two types of classes:

  • Five “going deeper” classes that each meet four times and will take an in-depth approach to a given topic. Participants are expected to invest in the series and take all four classes.
  • Ten “stand-alone” classes that will inspire you and stretch your mind, scattered throughout the semester.

The Fall catalogue will be online on August 1, 2023, so go to our website (www.truthschool.org), feast your eyes, and sign up for series classes OR for stand-alone classes OR both! There is no limit to how many classes you can register for. And all are FREE!!

Enjoy this new Fall Semester! And thank you for being a part of the Truth School. We value and appreciate you.

Warmly and in the struggle with you,


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Happy Summer!

Akeem Chapman,8, and his brother in blue, Darien Chapman,7,of Holyoke play in the water at the DAR in Goshen which has reopened after being renovated.

Classes – Summer Break


Class will resume in the fall. We will be sending out a list of fall classes on August 1st. Have a great summer!


When we identify where our privilege intersects with somebody else's oppression, we'll find our opportunities to make real change. --Ijeoma Oluo

Zoom Hosts Needed! The Truth School (TS) is looking for Hosts for Zoom-based classes later this semester and in the future. A small stipend will be provided. We are looking for folk who: • know and believe in the Truth School's social justice mission • have attended at least 2 TS classes in the last 2 years • are experienced with Zoom technology • have some familiarity with Google Suite or MS Office • want to strengthen their leadership skills If this sounds like you, we'd like to talk to you about becoming a Host. Please reach out to the Co-Coordinator of the Host Program, ivy tillman at ivy@truthschool.org

What Participants are Saying

"Both the information and the way of the presenters was spot on!! Excellent!"

"Gwen and Tiffany are excellent facilitators - welcoming, knowledgeable, and organized!"

"Great pace; loved the expertise of the speakers."

"Great books and current books! I retired in 2020, and I loved that there were many books that I wasn't familiar with because they've been published since then!"

--Participants, Going Beyond the Mirror: Expanding Your Universe With Literature


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"Justice grows out of recognition of ourselves in each other -- that my liberty depends on you being free too."
- Barack Obama

President Barack Obama delivers remarks regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” in the East Room of the White House, June 28, 2012.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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