FAQ

About Facing Race

What is the Facing Race Conference?

Facing Race: A National Conference is presented by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. A unique collaborative space for racial justice movement making, Facing Race is the largest multiracial, intergenerational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives and other leaders.

Who should attend Facing Race?

Facing Race is for people from all walks of life who desire to build awareness of racial equity, identify solutions, and come together with people who share a passion for racial justice. Facing Race welcomes people of all ages, races, ethnicities, occupations, sexual orientation, gender identity, faith, and political ideology.

Where is Facing Race going to be held?

Facing Race 2018 will be held in Detroit, Michigan at Cobo Center (located at 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226) on November 8-10, 2018. Previous Facing Race National Conferences have been held in Atlanta, Baltimore, Berkeley, Chicago, Dallas, Oakland, and New York.

Registration & Pricing

Are there special hotel/lodging rates for conference attendees?

Yes, there is a special conference rate available at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit Michigan 48243| (313) 568-8000)

Conference attendees can avail of the discounted hotel room rates starting November 8, 2017. Rooms will be available to conference attendees for $170/night for single and double occupancy. More information about lodging discounts and options will be posted here on the Facing Race website in the coming months.

Accessibility & Childcare

Will there be childcare at the conference?

There will be childcare available at the Facing Race 2018 conference.

More information to follow.

What accessibility resources are available at Facing Race?

Facing Race strives to create an inclusive and respectful space for all attendees. In order to do so, we have incorporated several resources to increase accessibility for attendees. These include All-Gender restrooms, Physical and Emotional Accessibility resources, translation services, American sign language, and more.

Vendor & Sponsor Opportunities

How can I learn more about sponsorship opportunities?

To learn more about organization, foundation, university, and corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Race Forward Development Director, Aimee Walker at awalker@raceforward.org.

Are there vendor opportunities?

There are vendor opportunities available for the conference. For more information contact Hendel Leiva at hleiva@raceforward.org.

Scholarships & Volunteer Opportunities

Are registration scholarships available?

In an effort to make Facing Race accessible to as many people as possible, Race Forward provides scholarship and volunteer opportunities. Application for scholarship opens on November 8, 2017 and will be available at the Facing Race website.

Can I volunteer at the conference?

In an effort to make Facing Race accessible to as many people as possible, Race Forward provides scholarship and volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer application opens on November 8, 2017 and will be available at the Facing Race website.