Racial Justice Advocates Gather in Dallas for Facing Race Conference

Many of you are already on your way to Dallas for the national Race Forward conference, Facing Race. The intergenerational event will host representatives from over 40 national and grassroots organizations, covering a broad range of issues for individuals engaged in the racial justice movement, including:  the economy, housing, voting rights, education, criminal justice, and much more.

To better reflect the intergenerational diversity of conference attendees, Facing Race has invited three generations of activisits as this year's keynote speakers: Bernice Johnson Reagon, Toshi Reagon, and Tashawn Reagon will discuss their family's collective experiences in mobilizing generations toward social and racial justice.

This year, the conference will engage participants in three unique tracks: Arts, Culture, and Media; Organizing and Advocacy; and Research and Policy.  View the full conference agenda for more information on the various sessions, plenaries, and featured presenters.

Not attending the conference?
Keep up with conference activities and highlights by following #FacingRace14 on Twitter @RaceForward. You can also follow @PolicyLink to learn more about the resources we have available for racial justice advocates.

Here are some of our resources that you may find particulary interesting:

  • National Equity Atlas — Explore the Atlas to get data on changing demographics, racial inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity—in your region, state, and nationwide. Begin with the U.S. Summary to explore indicators (or for conference attendees in Texas, check out the data summary for the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area).
  • Beyond Confrontation: Community-Centered Policing Tools — A collaboration between PolicyLinkand Advancement Project, these tools focus on improving the relationships between police and communities of color across the country by lifting up effective innovations already underway in different police departments and communities.
  • Why Race and Place Matters — This report looks intentionally and explicitly at race and ethnicity and what they mean in the context of building healthy communities.

Join the conversation and add your thoughts on twitter using the hashtag #FacingRace14.