Facing Race, National Conference

Define Justice. Make Change.

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Sep 23, 2010 12:00 AM
Sep 25, 2010 12:00 AM


McCormick Hyatt, Chicago, IL

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“With Kamau Bell, Rich Medina and the other stars performing at Facing Race, this conference is not to be missed! Looking forward to sharing the stage with these phenomenal change-makers.” Chris Rabb

Racial justice activists from across the country are meeting in Chicago for Facing Race 2010, the largest multi-racial gathering in the country for organizations and individuals committed to change. Sponsored by Applied Research Center, publisher of ColorLines.com and the nation’s leading think tank on race, the conference offers discussions on today’s hot-button race issues in the US that ColorLines.com covers every day.

Facing Race 2010 will present a series of plenary sessions, an array of workshop topics, a film series, and an arts and culture component, guided by three thematic tracks: racial justice policy change, strategic communication and media, and community organizing.

Keynote speaker for Facing Race will be Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University. There will be artists, DJ Rich Medina, W. Kamau Bell, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, and John Murillo, performing, as well as the Colorlines Crew presenting throughout the conference.

To register or for more information visit http://colorlines.com/archives/2010/09/facing_race_2010_chicago.html