Here’s the truth.
Racism, both systemic and interpersonal, continues to hold large segments of this country’s population in bondage at every level of their lives. Reckoning with this truth is the first step in achieving equity and justice.
Speak Outs for Truth are spaces for those who have been hardest hit by structural racism, and the criminalization and joblessness that stems from it, to share stories of their lived experiences and help shape new narratives about the history, policies and practices that allow systems of oppression to go unchallenged and unchanged.
Only when we acknowledge the realities of the roles that structural racism and capitalism continue to play in creating systems that oppress people of color — only once we understand the depth of harm and violence they have unleashed in black and brown communities — only then can we embrace our deepest moral values and begin to dream together of a new future for our nation.
Join us in speaking radical and unapologetic truth.
Find a Speak Out in your community or sign up below to host your own.