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

Carrie Santoro

Presentations from Facing Race 2022

Building a Bigger We: The Multiracial Alliances Needed to Win

The ability to defeat racist policies and candidates at the ballot box in most states requires building broad multiracial electoral coalitions. This is no easy task. What does it take to build a “Bigger We” than we currently have in our organizations and movements? What kind of demands are required? How do we change the way we work to build lasting alliances to build power and challenge the racist threat and challenges to democracy? What can be learned from the Race-Class Narrative (RCN) and other approaches to speaking beyond the choir? Join us for a panel discussion of grassroots organizers doing the hard work on the ground and national leaders reflecting on the challenge we face.


Moderator(s): LeeAnn Hall Speakers: Erin Heaney, Fernando Mejia, Carrie Santoro, Anika Fassia