Facing Race: A National Conference In Atlanta, Ga 2016

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Do you find the news disturbing lately? Does the level of structural racism and violence in our country keep you up some nights? Do you want to connect with more people who want to implement actual solutions for racial justice? Don't miss #FacingRace! REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/29o0oC7.

#FacingRace: A National Conference, is a chance to meet like-minded professionals, organizers, creatives and activists who want a better future for our nation. The event provides a unique, collaborative space for racial justice movement making. This year, the conference will be held in Atlanta, GA, from November 10th - 12th, 20.

Our keynote speakers include:

Roxane Gay, a writer, professor, commentator, editor, and author of “Bad Feminist.” Roxane Gay’s presence is unmatched in the world of words. With a deft eye on modern culture, she masterfully critiques its ebb and flow through our society and social media. Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska she is the daughter of Haitian immigrants. Her family moved frequently as her father took on new engineering projects. She later started at Yale, but left early to experience life without the confines of classrooms. Having discovered a love of writing and Laura Ingalls Wilder at 5 years old, she eventually decided to hone her craft at The University of Nebraska where she received an MA in Creative Writing. In 2010, she received her PhD in Rhetoric and Technical Communication.

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker whose work centers on the changing American identity. He is the founder of Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America. In February 2016 Jose launched #EmergingUS, a multimedia news platform he conceived focusing on race, immigration, and the complexities of multiculturalism. In 2015, MTV aired White People, a television special he directed on what it means to be young and white in America as part of its “Look Different” campaign.

To learn more about the full conference, use the links below!

EVENT WEBSITE: https://facingrace.raceforward.org/
TICKET LINK: http://bit.ly/29o0oC7
FAQs: https://facingrace.raceforward.org/faq
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By: Race Forward