Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Arisha Hatch

Managing Director of Campaigns | ColorOfChange.org
Arisha is Managing Director of Campaigns at ColorOfChange. Prior to joining ColorOfChange, Arisha left behind a legal career to organize for the Obama Campaign and later worked to mobilize the LGBT community as National Organizing Director at the Courage Campaign. Arisha studied Economics and Creative Writing at Stanford.

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Olivia Pope Notwithstanding: Strategies to Transform a TV Landscape Causing Everyday Harm to Black People

Stereotypical images of Black people are not only insulting and inaccurate — they’re dangerous. Research shows that the limited stories we see shape cultural attitudes about Black people and drive the decisions of lawmakers, employers, teachers and police. Media literacy training has taught us all to understand the problem, but what are the strategies for creating real change? This panel will address that question through the perspectives of activism and research and through the voices of those working in the industry itself.  We will focus on the critical need for organizing while exposing the behind-the-scenes practices that shape such a harmful media landscape.

Speakers: Arisha Hatch, dream hampton, Victoria Rowell, Emir Lewis, Issa Rae

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

Defending Democracy: How to Fight Off Voter ID, Purges and Other Attacks

This year the Tea Party put the right to vote on their list of things to abolish. Voter ID laws, restricting voter registration, and harassment at the polls are all part of their strategy. This session will help you understand where the attacks are coming from and what we can do about it over the short and long term.

Speakers: Katherine Culliton-Gonzalez, Arisha Hatch, Richard Kim