"Part educational conference, part arts festival and part homage to the history of social activism in western Massachusetts, this two-day event brings community members together with the goal of working towards a more just future."
~ Zydalis Bauer, New England Public Media
April 29, 2023
Show at 10:00 am
Doors open at 9:30 am
$40 - $55
$45 - $60 at the door
Northampton, MA

Power of Truths: Arts and Education Festival 2023 | Day 1

Workshop, Keynote, and Panel Sessions

The Power of Truths Arts & Education Festival envisions a world where arts and education are utilized to bring about communities where justice and equity are the standards, not outliers. We center the practice that the arts and humanities are powerful tools to envision and create a more just world.

The 2nd Annual Power of Truths Arts & Education Festival builds on the previous year’s event with even more thought provoking and inspiring presenters, performances, talks, panels, and workshops with the purpose of inspiring educators and learners to focus on the intersections between arts and education as tools for power that build toward a just and equitable society.

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Ticketing options include the Festival Pass and Bundle.

With a Festival Pass, you will have access to all workshop, keynote, and panel sessions on Saturday (10am - 5pm) and Saturday (11am - 4pm). Lunch on Saturday is included with the Festival Pass.

With the Bundle ticket, you will receive both a Festival Pass and access to the Saturday evening performance of Know the Ledge: Hiphop History Live. Join us for an evening of storytelling, music, and dance as we bring together amazing artists from multiple disciplines to tell important and often overlooked stories from the history of our country. Part theatre, part history lesson, part Hiphop music, join artists Akrobatik; members of Fire in Little Africa – written Quincey, Krisheena Suarez, and iamDES; Marcia Gomes; Khalif Neville; Dutch Rebelle, and more for an intense and entertaining trip through history.

Know the Ledge: Hiphop History Live will be followed by the premiere of Self-Evident Education's newest film, "If You Cross This Boundary, We All Die”. The film is about famed abolitionists Ellen & William Craft, who escaped enslavement through Mrs. Craft's passing as the white male owner of Mr. Craft.

Michael Lawrence-Riddell
Bayeté Ross Smith
Dr. Ousmane Power-Greene
Loretta Ross
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