Thanks for joining us for Facing Race 2022. See you in 2024!

Letter to Employer

Convince your Employer:



I would like to attend Facing Race, the largest multiracial, intergenerational conference for racial justice advocates. Facing Race is presented by Race Forward, an organization with nearly 40 years of advancing racial justice through research, media, and practice.

Facing Race will be held November 17-19, 2022 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona and virtually via the CVENT platform. This conference only takes place once every two years, so this is the time for our organization to take part in helping our country face race!

Who attends Facing Race?

The people who attend Facing Race have one thing in common: they are committed to racial equity and racial justice. The individuals who attend this conference do their work in

a variety of ways; some are organizers, academics, students, artists, and they work in for-profit and non-profit sectors, representing organizations of all sizes.

What happens at Facing Race?

For three days, I will have access to a transformative experience. There are four different workshop tracks: Organizing and Advocacy, Inclusive Democracy, Arts, Media & Culture, and Racial Identities and Innovation. The workshops will include topics on:

  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Education
  • Mass Incarceration
  • Tribal Sovereignty
  • LBGTQ (Art, youth, community organizing)
  • Labor / Minimum wage
  • Multi-Faith Movements
  • Media (Implicit Bias, Media, Framing, Internet)
  • Arts (Art as activism)


In addition to the valuable learning that will help our work continue in the right direction, there will be opportunities to connect with others who can strengthen and support our work.

How much does it cost to attend Facing Race, and what does that include?


Not only is attending Facing Race right for our organization, it is cost-effective and a value. There are several attendance levels. However, the Sustainer level is designed for individuals where their organization is contributing to their cost of attendance.



Full conference access


Sustainer - ONLINE ONLY Online content conference access



This registration includes full access to conference materials, and breakfast and lunch on Friday & Saturday, November 18th & 19th. Early bird rates are available through March 15th, 2022.

Discounted room rates will be available.

 Sheraton Downtown Phoenix

 For standard single and double rooms.


 $189.00 + 12.57 tax

 Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

 For standard single and double rooms


199.00 +12.57% tax

Because registration within an organization can be transferred, there is no risk that our organization will not be able to take advantage of this opportunity. But we should register today!

Here is an estimate of the costs associated with attending Facing Race:






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You can find comments from those who attended past Facing Race conferences and read what they had to say about their experience by visiting

Thank you for your consideration.