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

Pramila Jayapal

Pramila Jayapal is an award-winning activist for immigrant, human and gender rights with over 20 years of experience internationally and domestically.  She co-directs the national We Belong Together campaign, which puts gender at the forefront of immigration reform.  She is founder and former executive director of OneAmerica, the largest immigrant advocacy organization in Washington state. She was born in India and came to the U.S. in 1982.


Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Where Do We Go From Here?

We are gathering just two days after the most contentious election season in decades. Both major parties showed their deep splinters, Trumpism became the new normal and all the politicians were forced to deal with issues that communities of color raised to national prominence. In this closing plenary, leaders will speak to the challenges of governance before us, and how the racial justice movement can position ourselves to make the most of the next four years.

Will be livestreamed.

Speakers: Marisa Franco, Glenn Harris, Pramila Jayapal, Van Jones, Rinku Sen, Kara Denise Brewer Boyd, Linda Sarsour

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Both/And/All- Applying Justice at the Intersections of Our Identities

What does feminism and gender liberation have to do with racial justice? How are these struggles connected to movements for economic justice, bodily integrity and state sponsored violence? This workshop will highlight the work of noted scholars and leaders in the fields of racial, gender and social justice and give participants an opportunity to discuss the application of these movements into lived realities, including challenges, opportunities and victories.

Speakers: Isa Noyola, Pramila Jayapal, Teresa C. Younger