The Alliance for Truth and Racial Reconciliation (ATRR) promotes truth-seeking and reconciliation on issues of racial violence by deepening our understanding of history and its continuing effects and by working for justice. As an alliance of concerned individuals and committed local organizations, we seek to address the concerns of healing, accountability, reparations, restorative justice, and coalition-building. By working collaboratively, we support and promote efforts by individuals and local groups to build bridges and create community, through hearings, conferences, community-based initiatives, dialogue-building sessions, forums, and projects, as well as supporting national legislation and initiatives consistent with these efforts to strengthen the social, economic, political, and environmental fabric of the United States.
On March 17-19, 2006, The Birmingham Pledge, Southern Truth and Reconciliation (STAR), and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation hosted a conference at the University of Mississippi, where the Winter Institute resides. Out of this conference—called Southern Exposure: A Regional Summit on Racial Violence and Reconciliation— grew our regional alliance, creating a network of organizations dedicated to similar ideals, who seek to serve local community needs throughout the South. Below is information from the March 2006 conference.