Race Forward will host its next Facing Race Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina this November in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, the LGBTQ community, and those living in the intersections of these communities. In the wake of the 2016 election, these communities have been increasingly targeted for disenfranchisement, evidenced through attacks on voting rights and laws that discriminate against transgender people.
Race Forward is bringing the largest multi-racial, intergenerational, racial justice convening in the country to Raleigh. Over 4,000 activists are expected to attend the Facing Race conference from November 12-14, 2020. We will be intentional in marshalling our networks, tools, and resources to benefit our North Carolina partners and attendees. Race Forward is clear and committed to lifting up LGBTQ People of Color in North Carolina at the Facing Race conference.
Over the past two years, Race Forward has been organizing in partnership with communities and government in North Carolina to push back on institutional and structural racism and transphobic policies and narratives. The focus of our place-based efforts in North Carolina has been to engage with organizers, advocates, organizations and sectors that are committed to advancing racial equity, identify opportunities to deepen efforts, and help concentrate resources to address needs and gaps.
Through Race Forward’s Government Alliance on Race and Equity, North Carolina jurisdictions have made a commitment to advancing racial equity in their policies, practices, and legislation. We have been honored to work in communities in North Carolina, knowing the deep legacies of vision and courage of freedom movements here and across the South that guide all of us today. It is in this spirit of honoring leaders past and present that we look forward to convening this November.
Please join us.