Facing Race: A National Conference coming to St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024! #SaveTheDate

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Nov 14, 2022
BLM Phoenix Metro Black Lives Matter Phoenix Metro is a Black, Queer, and Femme led organization, that centers Black people who are the most impacted and marginalized because we believe ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER. We build solidarities with other colonized folks in the Global South to end imperial rule. We work towards Black Liberation by practicing abolition to seek true freedom of mind, body and community. Continue Reading
Nov 04, 2022
Host committee member photos on pink and orange background.
Facing Race would not be possible without the support of the local Host Committee. Continue Reading
Oct 28, 2022
Crowed of people at conference registration and vendor tables.
Facing Race 2022 is excited to announce that due to overwhelming interest in attending FR2022 in-person in Phoenix, Arizona, In-Person tickets are sold out! Continue Reading
Oct 03, 2022
Collage of Race Flicks movie posters.
Race Forward and Working Films are thrilled to announce the 2022 Race Flicks film track of Facing Race: A National Conference. Race Flicks lifts up critical issues of racial justice through film. This year’s program maintains a focus on accountable filmmaking that truly respects and reflects the people and places featured, and holds great potential to build power among those represented in the stories at hand. Continue Reading
Jun 22, 2022
Several people standing and seated watching presenter.
On the heels of the awe-inspiring uprising for racial justice and the expansion of institutional and organizational expressed commitments to tackle systemic racism explicitly, the Racial justice movement is experiencing full-frontal cultural and political backlash—the likes of which we have not seen since the Civil Rights Movement. The opposition is unapologetic and public in its organized intent on keeping structures of racialized oppression intact. Continue Reading
May 03, 2022
Call for Video Proposals. Deadline Extended.
Race Forward is searching for a talented filmmaker to create a short film about the city of Phoenix. Continue Reading
Jan 27, 2022
Composite photo. Panel 1: person in audience with mic. Panel 2: Person smiling and looking at computer that overlaps with panel 1.
The Facing Race conference will be hosted both IN-PERSON and ONLINE November 17-19, 2022. The conference will be streaming all main stage events including keynote remarks, performances and plenaries live from Phoenix, Arizona. The decision to go hybrid relied heavily on prioritizing the safety and health of our Facing Race community, our host city, and our staff. Continue Reading
Jan 27, 2022
People gathered around tables packing materials.
Breakout Sessions We are soliciting proposals for interactive 90-minute in-person breakout sessions in varied formats, eg. film screening, panel discussion, hands-on art project, or skill-building. We will also be soliciting virtual presentations from this pool of submissions. To apply, please complete the application by April 30, 2022. Continue Reading


Nov 23, 2020
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We are looking forward to providing registered attendees with some extended access to the Facing Race 2020 conference experience. Stay tuned to your email inbox. In the meantime, take advantage of this content from the conference! Continue Reading
Nov 10, 2020
coloring pages with text like “Racial Justice Now and Forever” and multi-racial gardening.
Three pages are available for download and print, so everyone in the family can stay active during the Facing Race Conference. Coloring Pages for Attendees! Continue Reading