Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) portraits can be combined to illuminate a vast array of themes in both sophisticated and humble exhibit venues. Community engagement programs combine exhibits with public events that stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue around citizenship, democracy, education, and activism.
We are dedicated to the belief that a profound understanding of citizenship is the only safeguard of democracy and the best defense of social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. Working with our portraits and narratives of courageous citizens, AWTT crafts collaborative educational and community experiences that illuminate the ongoing struggle to realize America’s democratic ideals and model the commitment to act for the common good.
Curate an exhibit choosing from the 260+ AWTT portraits. Exhibits often have themes — environmental justice, civil rights, indigenous issues, women’s rights, and more and have been in universities, museums, schools, community libraries, churches, or other public and private venues.
AWTT offers community engagement opportunities with multigenerational programs that provoke important conversations in towns, cities, neighborhoods, congregations, schools, and universities. Public events usually associated with portrait exhibits stimulate dialogue around citizenship, democracy, education and activism.
“Taken together, Shetterly’s portraits suggest we live in a world where ordinary people are capable of courageously helping other ordinary people find truth for ourselves.”