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

Zon Moua

Director of Youth Organizing | Freedom Inc.
Zon Moua is a Queer, Femme, Hmoob womyn born and raised in Wisconsin. She is the Director of Youth Organizing at Freedom Inc. She has worked on gender based violence, queer and youth justice issues since the age of 16. Her most innovated work has been connecting youth to social justice movements through art, music, and dance. Through her work, she hopes to raise the visibility of Queer, Trans, Black and Southeast Asian leadership and to make deep social changes within her community.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Facing Race in Asian America

Asian Americans are not a monolith. So, what does today's Asian American movement look like? This session will explore the challenges of building an Asian American movement and the language, practices and strategies that activists and organizers are using in order to build a more cohesive movement among and between a set of diverse linguistic and ethnic communities. The session will also include grassroots organizers from South Asian and Southeast Asian organizations who will provide reflections.

Speakers: Soya Jung, Greg Cendana, Zon Moua

Multiracial Movements for Black Lives

It has been more than three years since #BlackLivesMatter became a rallying cry for a movement. While centering black communities and resistance, #BlackLivesMatter galvanized not only black organizers, it challenged people of all races to consider, "Whose side are you on?" Despite reactionary claims of divisiveness, communities of many races replied, "We're on the FREEDOM side!" Representatives from #AsiansforBlackLives and Familia, among others, will discuss struggles actions, challenges and opportunities from the multiracial movements that have emerged.

Michelle Alexander


Alicia Garza
Founder of #BlackLivesMatter 

Zon Moua, Freedom, Inc.

Judith LeBlanc, Native Organizers Alliance

Isa Noyola, Transgender Law Center

Chris Crass, Author, Educator, Parent


Will be livestreamed.

Speakers: Michelle Alexander, Alicia Garza, Zon Moua, Judith LeBlanc, Isa Noyola, Chris Crass