Robert Shetterly's Americans Who Tell The Truth
portraits and narratives highlight citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness.
By combining art and other media, AWTT offers resources to inspire a new generation of engaged Americans who will act for the common good, our communities, and the Earth.
Support the AWTT Video Project!
Award-winning filmmaker, Richard Kane, is making a documentary about Robert Shetterly and Americans Who Tell the Truth. Please support this outreach project, which will take the AWTT portraits to many more people around the country. Watch the trailer and other clips. Then, if you're inspired, please donate!
The Samantha Smith Challenge
The 2018/19 Samantha Smith Challenge, an initiative of AWTT and Maine Association for Middle Level Education (MAMLE), is underway! This year we have asked students to consider the impact of race, class, gender, and/or age on social justice and equity and to choose an issue that reflects this influence.
Additional education projects: Check out our resources for educators to see AWTT's new, in-development project, engagEd.
Most Recent Portraits
Our full gallery now includes over 235 portraits of American truth-tellers. You can browse the full gallery. Or just begin your exploration by linking to a few of the most recent additions to the series here.
Kathleen Dean Moore, writer, professor, moral philosopher, and environmental thought-leader, with AWTT's Robert Shetterly, at The Strand in Rockland
April 4, 2019, 5-6 p.m. Point Lookout, 64 Atlantic Highway, Northport, Maine Join us for an evening with Maine artist and author Robert Shetterly as he highlights and discusses the paintings and process around his "Americans Who Tell The Truth" project. Appetizers will be served. On Friday, April 5th, from 2:15-3:45 p.m., Shetterly will join visual artistKenny Colefor the
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Brooklin, NY March 6th, 6-10 p.m. This evening event caps off Confluence Philanthropy's 9th Annual Practitioner's Gathering in Brooklyn. AWTT's Robert Shetterly will be there to unveil his latest portrait: Rev. Lennox Yearwood. Co-host of the event, Yearwood isfounder of the Hip Hop Caucus and a dynamic social justice and climate change activist.
New Location!Portland High School Auditorium March 29, 7 p.m. Get tickets Emlen Hall, Bay School, South Street, Blue Hill, Maine March 30, 7 p.m. The Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait and educational project and MaineInitiatives areexcited to announce that we are bringing together Bree Newsome from North Carolina and Maulian Dana from the Penobscot Nation for a convers
Lecture: November 29, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. EST | Setnor Auditorium, Crouse CollegeExhibition: November 26 through December 14 | Panasci Lounge, Schine Student CenterAs announced by Syracuse University Lecture Series:
In case you missed Bill McKibben's April 16 interview on Fresh Air, it's worth a listen. His new book: Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
Eva Paterson testified on April 9, 2019 at the House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Hate Crimes, White Nationalism, and White Supremacy
Marian Wright Edelman, founder an president emerita, of the Children's Defense Fund, continues her fight for children - that they may lead healthy, safe lives, freed from poverty and imbued with hope and aspiration.
Catch up on Paul Chappell's current work with the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
The legendary peace activist Frances Crowe has turned 100. She was born on March 15, 1919. Frances has been arrested countless times protesting war, nuclear weapons and nuclear power. In 2005, Amy Goodman interviewed her onstage in Northampton, Massachusetts. She described how she became a peace activist on August 6, 1945—the day the U.S.