The opening plenary panel will set the stage for Facing Race 2022. Coming just weeks after the midterms, our political context requires our movement to be strategic, rigorous, and disciplined. This panel will discuss the just, multiracial, democratic society that is possible when racial justice is a fundamental principle of our society. The panel will focus on building collective power and strategy to root out systemic racism, to challenge and put an end to political violence and the rapid march towards white authoritarianism. Key questions will include:
- Given the midterms, what is our analysis, what do we need to be doing going into 2023-24?
- What in the last two years have we done well? What do we need to strengthen?
- What do we need to do to win? And how do we do it?