Convention Central: Truth to Power

Truth to Power will host an exciting list of events during the 2016 Democratic National Convention with the coolest mash up of art, pop culture and politics. We got some scoop from Wyatt Closs at Big Bowl of Ideas, one of the co-producers of the event, with TaskForce and Soze.

Truth to Power will present a dynamic and engaging pop-up art show, discussion salon, and performance space presented by Rock The Vote and #Cut50.

The event will occupy a 15,000 square foot space in Philly's Spring Garden neighborhood July 25th-27th and will focus on the civic engagement and value of young people speaking truth to power on key issues like Criminal Justice Reform, Immigration Reform, Economic Inequality, Education, Health Care Access, and Climate Change.

Truth to Power will bring together some of our nation's most prolific and talented visual artists, young activists, musicians, poets, policymakers and community leaders, feature hundreds of inspiring works of art and 25 hours of programming anchored by special guests like Van Jones, Rosario Dawson, Hill Harper and Aloe Blacc.

Featured Artists Include
Aaron Sandnes · Albert Roman · Alberto Ledesma · Alejandra Abad · Alvaro D. Marquez · Amber Lyn · American Queen · Amy Elkins · Andi Simpson · Ann Johnson · Atikur Adbul · Aubrie Costello · Beau Stanton · Ben Arnon · Bill Dunlap · Blake Fall-Conroy · Brett Crawford · Brooks Bell · Camile Shortridge · Carol Zou · Caroline Caldwell · Casey Rae Poehlein · Casey Ryder · Charlie Becker · CJ Henry · Craig Russell · Curtis Santiago · Damon Davis · Dan Tague · Deborah Marlowe Kashdan · Deedee Cheriel · Dewey Saunders · Diederick Kraaijeveld · DistoArt · Drew Leshko · Eileen Boxer · Eric Stefanski · Ernesto Yerena · Ezequial Pena · Faith47 · Favianna Rodriguez · Gaia · Guillermo Bert · Hank Willis Thomas · Hanna Yata · Icy Signs · Imnipo · Ishknits · Jeanandre Antoine · Jeff Soto · Jill E. Valle · Fluxx · Jose Maradiaga-Andrade · Joseph DeLappe · Joseph Tipay · Joshua Mays · Karen Wippich · Kate Deciccio · Keisha Mrotek · Kiki Lindskog · LMNOPI · Korin Faught · Kristen Egan · Margaret Murphy · Mario Moore · Martin Wittfooth · Mary Iverson · Mata Ruda · Matt Reilly · Mear One · Melissa Vandenberg · Michael D'Antuono · Michael Murphy · Michelle Ortiz · Mickelsen · Mike Giant · Nacho Becerra · Nafis White · Nisha Sembi · Nosego · Peregrine Honig · Richard Tomasello · Robert Lugo · Ron English · Saber · Sanae Guerin · Sarah Hoskins · Scot Lafavor · Scott Albrecht · Sean Lugo · Shepard Fairey · Tatyana Fazlalizadeh · Tes One · Ti-Rock Moore · UR New York · Van Holmgren · Vi Vu · William Bl. Sloan · Willie Baronet · WK Interact · Yoland Guerra · Yolanda Gutierrez · Zoe Buckman · Zaria Forman

Event Highlights
Day One
11:30am-12:30pm: Voting Rights Panel
1:00pm-2:00pm: The Future of Democracy, Citizenship, and Power
2:15pm-3:30pm: The Last Jimmy
4:00pm-5:00pm: Immigration Panel
5:15pm-6:15pm: Art and Activism Panel
6:30pm-7:30pm: Citizen Journalists Exposed!

Day Two
11am-12pm: Will Criminal Justice Reform Ever Happen?
12noon-12:30pm Mothers of the Movement
1:00pm-2pm: Are We Lifting All Boats? Economy and Race
2:30pm-3:30pm: The War at Home: A Global Perspective
4:00pm-5:15pm: Aloe Blacc Performance + Panel
7:30pm-8:00pm: Philadelphia Poetry

Day Three
11:30am-12:30pm The State of Sex
1:00pm-2:00pm The World Militarization of Police
2:20pm-3:20pm Disruptors Panel
3:40pm-4:40pm: If Not Prisons, Then What?
5:00pm-6:00pm: Environment & Race Panel
6:15pm-7:15pm: Broke as a Joke: Ending Student Debt

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