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

Maya Wiley

Founder & President | Center for Social Inclusion
Maya Wiley is the Founder and President of the Center for Social Inclusion, a national organization that works to identify and support policy strategies to transform structural inequity and exclusion into structural fairness and inclusion. A civil rights attorney, Maya has litigated, lobbied the US Congress and developed programs to transform structural racial inequity in the US and South Africa.

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

Changing the Conversation on Race

Racial justice groups have to fight the dominant narratives about race that currently exist in society and the media. Most stories have a narrative arc that focuses on individual racism and intention, resulting in a debate that puts too much emphasis on the individual and continues to hide structural racism. To make an impact, we have to grapple with and shift those narratives. This workshop will help people understand what a frame is, how it relates to the message, why stories are important to framing, and will expose participants to some framing approaches.

Speakers: Rinku Sen, Maya Wiley, Tim Wise, Milly Hawk Daniel