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Facing Race: A National Conference

November 17 - November 19


  • Virtual attendee – $100
  • In-person attendee – $450
  • (Other discounts/price points available on the registration page)
This conference is offered by Race Forward, a national organization focused on systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity.


Coming just weeks after the 2022 midterm election, a very critical election for the future of what America now calls democracy and for the true multicultural democracy we envision and work toward, Facing Race ‘22 will provide a unique collaborative space for discussions and strategies to continue advancing racial justice.

The past two year have been unlike any other. Communities of color continue to live in a state of fear due to police and vigilante violence; a health pandemic, now in its second year, that continues to disproportionately affect us; an unstable economy with inflation rising faster than our wages; and attacks against our rights to vote, make decisions about our own bodies, and to teach this country’s true history.

This year’s Facing Race conference will offer unprecedented access to information, tools, and resources on racial equity. The conference is being re-imagined to offer greater accessibility allowing more people than ever before to participate and engage in deep discussions, presentations, and organizing efforts.

With so much at stake, we invite you to join us at Facing Race ‘22, in-person or online, to help chart the path for the future of the racial justice movement. Like those who came before us, we must strive and we must organize to create and build the society we want and deserve. It is a decisive and furious moment in our movement, a time to press forward in solidarity as a coalition of movement makers.


There are four different workshop tracks: Organizing and Advocacy, Inclusive Democracy, Arts, Media & Culture, and Racial Identities and Innovation. The workshops will include topics on:

  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Education
  • Mass Incarceration
  • Tribal Sovereignty
  • LBGTQ (Art, youth, community organizing)
  • Labor / Minimum wage
  • Multi-Faith Movements
  • Media (Implicit Bias, Media, Framing, Internet)
  • Arts (Art as activism)

Intended audience

The people who attend Facing Race have one thing in common: they are committed to racial equity and racial justice. The individuals who attend this conference do their work in a variety of ways; some are organizers, academics, students, artists, and they work in for-profit and non-profit sectors, representing organizations of all sizes.


November 17
November 19
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Community Partner