Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. For over 15 years, Race Forward has brought you an incredible conference experience that has hosted over thousands of attendees to convene, organize, and mobilize for a more equitable future.

This year, we are excited to bring back Facing Race happening on November 17-19, 2022 both online and in-person. For more information please go here. For Facing Race inquiries, please email us at convenings@raceforward.org

This page contains links to applications for various opportunities to be part of programming and support for Facing Race. Please make sure to check the guidelines and deadlines for each application when you click on them below.


Facing Race is coming to Phoenix, Arizona in 2022!  For over 15 years, Facing Race has brought incredible learning experiences to cities throughout the US.

Race Forward is searching for a talented filmmaker to create a short, docu-style film to be shared on our social media platforms and shown on the big screen at Facing Race!  This short film should be a love letter to the city of Phoenix. It should celebrate and uplift organizers working on the ground, artists and creatives of color, BIPOC owned businesses struggling in this new economy, and more. It can also tell more harrowing stories and focus entirely on the issues and the change that needs to happen.

Our focus this year is the city of Phoenix: its picturesque landscapes, diverse black and brown communities, underground art and activities, social and political activism, and extensive history.  We want to highlight Black, Indigenous, and people of color.  We want to celebrate LGBTQIA people.  We want to uplift the work of immigration activists.

Do you want to know more about Facing Race? View this video!

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