Power of Truths is Presented in Collaboration with Self-Evident Education

Multiple truths can help us build a better, more liberated future—a world on the other side of racial inequity.

Join our Arts & Education Conference June 10 - 11, 2022 in Florence, Massachusetts


Self-Evident Education and the Northampton Arts Council are excited to announce the first in an ongoing series of experiential, educational, and artistic conferences to push our public use of education to create a just future.

Guiding Principle

The guiding principle for this inaugural festival is examining ways to use art or education to push conversations about multiple truths and how the powers of those truths can help us build a better, more liberated future—a world on the other side of racial inequity. Sessions will be geared toward multiple segments of the teaching and learning public.

Join Us

Please join our community of educators, artists, and activists in this critical work to understand and eradicate systemic racism.

Session Topics

  • Very Necessary: The Need for Hip-Hop Education in the Classroom
  • Representations of Black Girls in Graphic Novels
  • Critical Conversations—Critical Race and Other Moral Panics
  • "The Truth About Speculative Fictions" Imagination and Speculation in Nineteenth Century African American Literature
  • "Is that really true?": Autobiography, Autofiction, and "Truths" in Fiction
  • "Friends of Slavery?" Rethinking Quaker Benevolence in the Early Republic
  • Educational Equity and Justice: The Clemente Program in the Humanities
  • “Can There Ever Really Be Justice on Stolen Land?”: Accurate and Honest History for All (AHHA): The Power of Stories to Change the World
  • "Jobs Not Jails?" Liberal Guilt, Radical Cynicism and the Movement Against the Prison-Industrial Complex
  • "Families with Power": Reflections on a local grassroots movement for educational equity
  • Moving Beyond Statements: Disrupting White Supremacy Culture in Public Schools
  • Identity and Visual Arts—A conversation with local Black visual artists


Power of Truths 2022 will be held June 10-11, 2022 at the Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity in Florence, Massachusetts

Complete schedule and session descriptions here