Engage Your Community

A core value of Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) is the revitalization of the democratic impulse that rises from an engaged citizenry. Multigenerational civic engagement programs  provoke important conversations in communities — towns, cities, neighborhoods, congregations, schools, and universities — all around the country. 

In these instances, communities usually pair portrait exhibits and public events designed to stimulate an intersectional, cross-sector, and interdisciplinary dialogue around citizenship, democracy, education, and activism. These community events are designed to foster healing and growth in service to deeper democracy. Often they feature AWTT-led discussions and Robert Shetterly in dialogue with portrait subjects and local citizens, yielding rich and provocative conversations. 

Follow these links to read more details about some of AWTT’s recent community engagement programs:

Orono, Maine hosts portrait scavenger hunt

First Church in Cambridge offers AWTT-inspired Lenten series

St. Joseph’s College celebrates civil rights with AWTT and student art

Queer stories tell the truth: exploring visual art and narrative

Case Study

Portrait Exhibits

The community of Ipswich, Ma created a town-wide event using the Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) portraits to engage the entire community in a discussion of activism, peace, and coming together.
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Contact Us to Learn How to Bring an Exhibit and Event to Your Community.

We are looking forward to working with you to help curate ways to engage your local community. Contact us to learn about the availability of the AWTT portraits, rental fees, space requirements, shipping and speaking fees. Portraits have a reasonable loan fee which helps to keep the project solvent and accessible to as many people as possible. AWTT staff is able help exhibitors to think of creative ways to cover these expenses.

Bring Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) original portraits to your community.