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

Hiba Elyass

Conference and Convenings Manager | Race Forward
Hiba is Race Forward’s Conference and Convenings coordinator, co-leading Facing Race. A National Conference presented by Race Forward; a unique collaborative space for racial justice movement making, Facing Race is the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives and other leaders. Over the years, she has worked with social and racial justice organizations involved in education development, and economic empowerment such as the Urban League, and South Brooklyn Youth Consortium. She is passionate about youth empowerment and instilling arts to bridge the gap between the arts and racial justice.

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

Culture in the Time of The Uprisings

All periods of change require a collective leap of imagination. In recent years, the Trump administration and racist Right have enflamed culture wars to advance white supremacist rule and racist violence. But at the same time, artists, athletes, culture-bearers, cultural organizers, and narrative strategists have moved millions to embrace radical racial justice narratives and ideas. Black and Indigenous people and other people of color working in the culture expand our desire for racial justice and sense of possibility. How are people innovating and advancing racial justice narratives? How do we think about the cultural battleground now in this time of uprisings? Race Forward is proud to present this plenary of leading cultural organizers, thinkers, and influencers.

Moderator(s): Hiba Elyass, Chevon Drew Speakers: Crystal Echo Hawk, Layshia Clarendon, Cristina Jiménez Moreta

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

Momentum Podcast: Live At Facing Race with Hiba and Chevon!

In this session we'll be hosting a live podcast recording of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast with Chevon and Hiba.

Moderator(s): Hendel Leiva Speakers: Hiba Elyass, Chevon Drew