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    Keynote Speaker: Tarana Burke

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Race Forward & CSI

Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation united with Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) in 2017 to become the new Race Forward. The new Race Forward is home to the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), and also publishes Colorlines, a daily news site where race matters.

Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Founded in 2002, CSI catalyzes community, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all.

Welcome to Detroit

Immerse yourself in this beautiful homage to the city of Detroit and its rich community, produced by Elena and Carl Schrónez of Culture of Creativity.


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    EMPOWERING. INCREDIBLE. SAFE. There isn’t anywhere else I would have rather been while processing the election results. What an incredible community.

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    I feel committed and charged towards change in a way I don’t usually feel after conferences, and I have already made many steps to continue to learn and follow through on things that I learned at Facing Race.

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    [Facing Race] Saved my soul after the election. A vision of what America should be, a glimpse of what it is. Connecting with others working for racial justice and ending oppression and white supremacy cured my isolation.

  • Attendees listening to a speaker.

    As a result of my participation, I met and learned from so many incredible leaders from around the country working in issues from reproductive justice to anti-displacement efforts to organizing for Black and Brown LGTBQX rights and liberation. And all of these issues intersect with one another…

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