facing race conference, november 13-15

Check it out. Mark your calendars for a very cool conference happening in the Bay Area next month... The Applied Research Center presents the Facing Race conference, the leading multi-racial national gathering of organizations and individuals committed to racial justice in the United States. It's happening November 13-15 at the Marriott City Center in Oakland, California.

Facing Race is a movement, with people of different races coming together from across the country to discuss a variety issues and to outline a vision for the future of racial justice. This year's conference is a two-day event featuring 100 presenters in some 50 workshop sessions and plenary panels, as well as a film series and two evenings of cultural entertainment.

Three thematic tracks guide issue- and skill-building workshops; including racial justice policy, strategic communication and media, and community organizing. Featured workshop topics include health equity, green economies, criminal justice, educational equity, immigrant rights, securing civil rights and liberties, racially equitable model policies, and media democracy.

No doubt, this sounds like it's going to be a kickass conference, and considering the current racial/cultural/political climate of our nation, more relevant than ever. I'm hoping that many Asian Americans will be at this conference to represent. For more information about the schedule, speakers, and to register for the conference, visit the Facing Race website here.

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