Raleigh, North Carolina Nov 12-14, 2020
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We are looking for breakout sessions that will provide attendees with tools they can use to dismantle systemic racism in their own communities.

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We are seeking films for our Race Flicks film track. Submit your film for consideration to be shown at Facing Race.

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Facing Race: A National Conference is produced and presented by Race Forward.

Race Forward is a national non-profit organization that catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, Race Forward builds strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture.

Since 1981, Race Forward has brought systemic analyses and innovative approaches to complex race issues. We work to take effective action toward racial justice and convene community, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity in order to create equitable opportunities and outcomes for all.

Race Forward is home to the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) and publishes Colorlines, a daily news site where race matters.

Watch Facing Race 2018 Highlights


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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.

  • Three people listening to a speaker.

    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.

  • Audience listening to panel speaking at Facing Race.

    [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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