What's New

  • Advancement Project, Race Forward, The Opportunity Agenda

    Communities of color are in pain after the tragic shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The death of the officers in Dallas has added to the anguish and unrest breaking out across this nation. When writing and editing content pertaining to these and other tragedies involving people or communities of color, reporters, editors and producers need to consider the following.

  • A special series of oral histories, featuring an array of racial justice advocates sharing personal stories & formative experiences. First episode is with Linda Sarsour on Islam & social justice!

    Listen on the Race Forward site or subscribe to the "Facing Race: Stories & Voices" podcast in iTunes. And register for the next Facing Race conference!! facingrace.raceforward.org

  • Chance Lombardi

    "How to Get Away With Harassing, Firing or Never Even Hiring a Trans Worker of Color"

    A landmark federal lawsuit effectively outlawed work discrimiation against transgender people four years ago. So why are trans employees of color are still catching so much hell?

  • #RaceAnd on background grid of faces in different colored blocks.

    #RaceAnd is a special 8-part video series produced by Race Forward’s Video Production Specialist Kat Lazo, exploring the many ways that race compounds and intersects with all the other issues faced by people of color. Each video features a different artist, activist, or thinker, sharing their lived experience how race intertwines with their other identities, and how that mix impacts their lives both personally and systemically.

  • Clocking-In Logo, with 4 people standing in a group.

    Race Forward's "Clocking-In" project is an interactive, multimedia tool that shows racial & gender inequities in the restaurant, retail, and domestic industries. Visit Clocking-In for data, stories, and resources to support collective action for fair treatment at work!

  • Facing Race Keynote Speakers: Roxane Gay and Jose Antonio Vargas!

    A unique, collaborative space for racial justice movement-making, Facing Race: A National Conference is the place to be for organizers, educators, creatives and other leaders. Join us in Atlanta this November for #FacingRace — register today!

  • "Building The We" report cover.

    "Building the We," published by Race Forward, features key successes and lessons from the local leaders who ushered in a new agenda for the City of Salinas: Healing-Informed Governing for Racial Equity. This report serves as a useful resource for local governments, community advocates and philanthropists who aim to champion racial equity in their own localities.

Race Forward

Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation was formerly known as the Applied Research Center (ARC). The goal of our rebrand was to:

  • Lead with race in the same way that our organization does.
  • Highlight the centrality of addressing "Race" and the importance of paving the way "Forward" to racial justice.
  • Convey the urgency of moving forward using the word "Race."

Race Forward advances racial justice through research, media, and practice. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systematic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity.

About

Research

  • Cutting edge, original research on pressing racial justice issues.
  • Intersectional approach to how race compounds and intersects with other societal issues, which can be described as "race and..."
  • Strong social change practice.

Media

  • Colorlines, a daily news site where race matters with award winning investigative reporting and news analysis.
  • Use of storytelling and multimedia to amplify key issues we cover.
  • Pushing key race stories into the mainstream media.

Practice

  • Facing Race, the largest conference for racial justice movement-making, focused on alliance-building, issue framing, and advancing solutions.
  • Speakers, training, consulting services.
  • Action-oriented campaigns, such as Drop the I-Word, which seeks to eliminate the derogatory term "illegal."