Power of Truths: Arts & Education Festival
BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity (130 Pine St.)
Self-Evident Education's Michael Lawrence-Riddell and Dr. Ousmane Power-Greene, in conjunction with the Northampton Arts Council, present an arts and education festival in Florence, MA for all members of the "teaching public", defined broadly as anyone who is interested in helping others to learn. The event is the first in an ongoing series of experiential, educational, and artistic conferences to push our public use of education to create a just future. Power of Truths will feature multiple keynote speakers, sessions throughout the day, music and cultural events, a dinner in addition to other curated food experiences, and more.
The guiding principle for this inaugural festival is examining ways to use art or education to push conversations about multiple truths and how the powers of those truths can help us build a better, more liberated future—a world on the other side of racial inequity. Sessions will be geared toward multiple segments of the teaching and learning public. This will be the first in a series of many phenomenal events. Please consider joining our community in this critical work to understand and eradicate systemic racism.