TRUTH & JOY, a two-day FREE event, offers islanders and visitors an opportunity to learn about island racial history and celebrate our rich, diverse cultures with art, music, food, and poetry.

The MV Diversity Coalition invites you to TRUTH on Friday, June 24 at 5:30 PM for a plaque dedication organized by the African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard and at 6:30 PM for a presentation focusing on a history of early residents of color at the Camp Meeting Association. On Saturday, June 25 from 2 to 6 PM enjoy a Diversity Fair with food, island art, community resources (job fair), festivities and more.

At 3:00 PM there will be a Wine Reception at Cousen Rose Gallery. Meet and greet with Andrew Patch from TRUTH presentation. Proceeds from Sandy Pimentel’s artwork will be donated to MVDC. (Gallery located at 71 Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs)

Join us at 6:30 PM for JOY, a diversity concert with live music, poetry, and entertainment curated by MVY Radio. Events are to be held at the Tabernacle, located at 80 Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs (unless otherwise noted) and are offered in collaboration with MV Diversity Coalition, the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, and MVY Radio.

Resources: Event Flyer | Press Release

Event Sponsors


Interested in becoming a merchandise or food vendor for the Diversity Fair? Please fill out one of the forms above and return to Chrissie Laury at, or text 508-560-8938.


The link above will take you to the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation website. When you get to the DONATE page, please select as indicated below: