Blog

  • A Public Conversation in Asheville, NC with Robert Shetterly and Rev. Dr. William Barber II

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    On September 20, 2015, Robert Shetterly and Rev. Dr. William Barber II participated in a public conversation about courage, activism, and social justice. Watch the videos here.
  • Rob's Report From Bozeman

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    Robert Shetterly was invited to Bozeman, Montana for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015.
  • Commercializing The Christmas Truce: Spinning Hay into Dollars

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    Robert Shetterly reflects on the meaning of the Christmas Truce and a recent advertisement by Sainsbury's chocolate to commercialize the moment.
  • Torture: A modest (satirical) proposal

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    Robert Shetterly writes a satire about the morality of torture for Super Bowl Sunday.
  • A Symphony of Courageous Action

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    Connie Carter, the Director of Education Programming for AWTT, thinks about the Star Spangled Banner and the patriotism of activism.
  • The Myth of Accountability and the Death of Michael Brown

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    Robert Shetterly reflects on Michael Brown, Ferguson, Darren Wilson and a culture that avoids accountability in the United States.
  • Nature's Common Core: Why Rachel Carson should be taught in schools

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    Robert Shetterly writes about the relevance of Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, more than 50 years after it was published and urges us to teach that all economies must adhere to nature's laws.
  • Contemplating Logic

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    When I play with my grandson, we suspend the logic of reality. Toy dump trucks fly, giraffes talk with polar bears, gravity is a joke, a paper airplane zigzags twenty feet & has circumnavigated the Earth, an 18” high wobbly block tower is the Empire State Building. Mortality is a hiccup. Such is the logic of play, of silliness.
  • A Sigh Heard Round the World

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    As the violence in Iraq escalates in 2014, Robert Shetterly remembers how the Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) project started and the importance of community in the struggle for justice.
  • Wailing At the Wall: On returning from a trip to Palestine

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    In April 2014, Robert Shetterly and AWTT board member, Dud Hendrick, accompanied Lily Yeh and Barefoot Artists to Palestine. Robert Shetterly reflects on the powerful image of the wall separating the Palestinians and the Israelis.