David Ragland, PhD, serves as Senior Bayard Rustin Fellow at the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FORusa).
Ragland cofounded and served as codirector of the Truth Telling Project, which began in the early days of the uprisings in Ferguson, Missouri, to shift the narrative of the protests and police violence. He is the cohost of the “We Stay Woke” podcast, an adjunct professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute in community liberation and eco-psychology, and contributing editor for Waging Nonviolence magazine.
He coauthored Systemic Humiliation in America and recently published a chapter on radical truth telling and Ferguson in the Handbook on Violence in Education. Ragland was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars in the International College of Ministers and Laity at Morehouse College.
He has also served on the board of directors for the Peace and Justice Studies Association, the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s National Council, and as U.N. Representative for the International Peace Research Association.