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

Chris Rabb

Philadelphia State Representative | Temple University's Fox School of Business

Philadelphia State Representative Chris Rabb is a father, educator, author, and social justice activist.

Rabb — who has supported efforts to reform special elections, repeal the death penalty, and redistribute school funding in Pennsylvania — introduced legislation that would establish a reparations plan for slavery and systemic racism for people of African descent due to the laws, court rulings and practices of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1776.


Presentations from Facing Race 2020

Facing Reparations

This moment, in which the entire world is standing up to declare that Black Lives DO Matter, is ripe with possibility. It’s time to organize and operationalize demands originating from the long legacy of struggles for reparations by Black people and support the work of Movement for Black Lives, N’COBRA, NAARC and innumerable local community organizers who have been leading this work in their neighborhoods. 

During this session, we will define reparations, discuss how reparations are gaining momentum in various localities across the US such as Chicago, Evanston, California, and Pennsylvania as a viable redressal of state violence, how regional and federal reparations demands intersect with one another, and explore how people can advance the fight for reparations in their local jurisdictions.


Moderator(s): Shweta Moorthy, Yirssi Bergman Speakers: Kamm Howard, Kelli Dillon, Chris Rabb, Aislinn Pulley

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Community Wealth-Building through Social Entrepreneurship

Exploring an innovative, hyper-local approach to community economic development through social entrepreneurship.

Speakers: Chris Rabb

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

Entrepreneurship and Racial Justice

This inventive workshop delves into innovation, business and social impact in the context of race and structural inequality. Led byChrisRabb, author, teacher and social entrepreneur in residence at Temple University, this fast-paced session will feature lively discussion, self-organized break-outs, engaging exercises, and a visually-oriented primer on the state of social entrepreneurship through the lens of racial justice.

Speakers: Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Chris Rabb, Andy Shallal