Facing Race 2020

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Facing Race: A National Virtual Conference is presented by Race Forward, a national non-profit working to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. A unique collaborative space for racial justice movement making, Facing Race is the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives, and other leaders.

For over 15 years, Race Forward has brought you an incredible conference experience that has hosted over 4,000 attendees from all over the world to convene, organize, and mobilize for a more equitable future. Previous Facing Race National Conferences have been held in Atlanta, Baltimore, Berkeley, Chicago, Dallas, Oakland, New York, and Detroit.

It is with deep love and care for our Facing Race community that we make alternative plans due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. In everything we do, Race Forward centers the safety and wellbeing of our attendees and our staff. 

This year’s Facing Race conference will be a virtual event. The event dates have been moved to November 10 - 12, 2020. The online conference will offer unprecedented access to information, tools, and resources on racial equity. The conference is being reimagined to offer greater accessibility allowing more people than ever before to participate and engage in deep discussions, presentations, and organizing efforts.

There are many ways to be involved. You can submit a breakout session and film, be a volunteer or scholar. Below are the application forms for these different opportunities. 

For questions, please contact facingrace@raceforward.org

Facing Race 2020