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Facing Race 2012

THE COLORLINES COMMUNITY GATHERED IN BALTIMORE AFTER THE ELECTION TO BRAINSTORM THE FUTURE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE. WATCH--AND SHARE--OUR CONVERSATIONS.

Facing Race 2012 Bonus: Junot Díaz's Press Conversation [Video] Play

Facing Race 2012 Bonus: Junot Díaz’s Press Conversation [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on December 31 2012, 9:31AM

We cracked open the Facing Race vaults to share another Junot Diaz video. Call it a New Year’s gift for your brain, from us!

Topics: Facing Race 2012

Junot Díaz on 'De-colonial Love', Revolution and More [Video] Play

Junot Díaz on ‘De-colonial Love’, Revolution and More [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on December 4 2012, 9:26AM

Watch an excerpt of the Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur “Genius” grant winner’s keynote address at Colorlines.com’s Facing Race 2012 conference.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012

Facing Race 2012: 'Race and Gender in the 21st Century' [Video] Play

Facing Race 2012: ‘Race and Gender in the 21st Century’ [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on November 30 2012, 8:57AM

Couldn’t make it to Facing Race 2012? Watch the full 70-minute plenary session on race, gender and the spaces in between.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Gender & Sexuality

Facing Race 2012: 'Now What? Debriefing the Election and Talking Governance' [Video] Play

Facing Race 2012: ‘Now What? Debriefing the Election and Talking Governance’ [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on November 29 2012, 8:53AM

Couldn’t make it to Facing Race 2012? Watch the full 70-minute plenary session on what political power should look like in the space between elections.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Politics

Facing Race 2012: 'Culture Trumps Politics: Or Does It?' [Video] Play

Facing Race 2012: ‘Culture Trumps Politics: Or Does It?’ [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on November 28 2012, 10:12AM

Couldn’t make it to Facing Race 2012? Watch the full 70-minute plenary session on the role art plays in powering a movement.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012, Politics

Racial Justice Can Be Fun -- And We've Got the Pictures to Prove It [Reader Forum]

Racial Justice Can Be Fun — And We’ve Got the Pictures to Prove It [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on November 19 2012, 9:50AM

Weren’t able to join us for Facing Race in Baltimore? Not a problem. Here’s a quick rundown of some key takeaways.

Topics: Facing Race 2012

Rinku Sen: We Are the Majority and We Demand Justice Play

Rinku Sen: We Are the Majority and We Demand Justice

by Rinku Sen on November 19 2012, 9:50AM

Sen’s opening speech at Colorlines’ gathering of 1,400 racial justice change makers set the tone for a conversation that stirred so strongly it became a trending topic on Twitter.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Politics, Movement

Art and Activism in Charm City: Five Baltimore Collectives That Are Facing Race

Art and Activism in Charm City: Five Baltimore Collectives That Are Facing Race

by Jamilah King on November 15 2012, 9:20AM

There’s more to Baltimore’s arts scene than John Waters. Colorlines hung out with five collectives trying to reshape the city’s culture.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012

José Antonio Vargas: 'You Know Someone Undocumented'

José Antonio Vargas: ‘You Know Someone Undocumented’

by Rinku Sen on October 24 2012, 9:00AM

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who’s become one of the nation’s most high profile immigration reform advocates talks to Rinku Sen about his journey.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Immigration

Janet Mock on the Freedom of Telling Her Own Story

Janet Mock on the Freedom of Telling Her Own Story

by Julianne Hing on October 23 2012, 9:19AM

The People.com editor talks to Colorlines about coming out as a transgender woman of color and her newly visible role in LGBT politics. She’ll be speaking at Facing Race 2012 in November.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Gender & Sexuality, Media

Jeff Chang on Hope, Change and How Culture Can Shape Politics

Jeff Chang on Hope, Change and How Culture Can Shape Politics

by Jamilah King on October 17 2012, 10:06AM

The author of one of the hip-hop generation’s seminal texts talks about shifting cultural images of Barack Obama, storytelling and what’s been inspiring him lately.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012, Politics

Negin Farsad on Drive-By Hate, Real Questions and Muslim Mainstreaming

Negin Farsad on Drive-By Hate, Real Questions and Muslim Mainstreaming

by Channing Kennedy on October 16 2012, 10:14AM

The writer, director and stand-up comedian talks to Colorlines.com about making her film “The Muslims Are Coming.” Join Farsad and Colorlines at Facing Race 2012 in Baltimore.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012

Meet W. Kamau Bell and Deanna Zandt, Your Hosts for Facing Race Play

Meet W. Kamau Bell and Deanna Zandt, Your Hosts for Facing Race

by Channing Kennedy on October 2 2012, 9:49AM

In this new video from the Facing Race team, W. Kamau Bell and Deanna Zandt invite you to Baltimore (between goofing around).

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012

Help Us Celebrate as the Applied Research Center Turns 30

Help Us Celebrate as the Applied Research Center Turns 30

by Rinku Sen on September 18 2012, 9:53AM

In a world that had gone colorblind in the post-Civil Rights era, ARC’s focus on communities of color was anathema to some, and savior to many. Come join us as we celebrate three decades of hard work.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Movement

Junot Díaz Nearly Causes a Riot at New York City Book Signing

Junot Díaz Nearly Causes a Riot at New York City Book Signing

by Aura Bogado on September 12 2012, 9:25AM

Some 200 Junot Díaz fans were turned away as the author made his first public appearance since the release of his new book.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012, /NOW

Junot Díaz Returns to Short Stories in 'This Is How You Lose Her'

Junot Díaz Returns to Short Stories in ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

by Jorge Rivas on September 11 2012, 1:00PM

The Pulitzer winner’s new collection of story tracks a man’s struggles with fidelity, beginning with him cheating on his girlfriend and ending with him cheating on his fiancee with 50 different women.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012, /NOW

You Gotta Work the Culture If You Wanna Change the Politics

You Gotta Work the Culture If You Wanna Change the Politics

by Rinku Sen on August 14 2012, 8:32AM

Rinku Sen profiles several artists and cultural organizers who’s work you can check out this summer—and at our Facing Race conference in November.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012, Politics, Movement

Junot Díaz to Keynote at Colorlines.com's Facing Race 2012 in Baltimore

Junot Díaz to Keynote at Colorlines.com’s Facing Race 2012 in Baltimore

by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2012, 11:49AM

Facing Race is the largest national, multi-racial gathering of leaders, educators, journalists, and activists on racial justice.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, /NOW

Join the Colorlines.com Family at Facing Race 2012 in Baltimore

Join the Colorlines.com Family at Facing Race 2012 in Baltimore

by Rinku Sen on November 16 2011, 10:29AM

Exactly one year from now, 1,000 racial justice activists will gather in Baltimore for the fourth Facing Race.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Movement