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Cultural Week of Action on Race and Democracy '24 with Race Forward and Americans for the Arts logos to the right. Sept. 27 - Oct. 5. #CWA24

Cultural Week of Action Announces 14 Anchor Projects

Fourteen local organizations, from Alaska to Alabama, are set to lead thought-provoking programs that advance a multiracial democracy throughout the week of September 27 to October 5, 2024.

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Race Forward Announces Housing, Land, and Justice Artist Fellows

Race Forward is proud to introduce nine artists who are participating in our 2024 Housing, Land, and Justice Artist (HLJA) Fellowship.

"...We are calling for the respect and upholding of people’s First Amendment rights to peacefully assemble free from fear of violence or arrest, and we stand in solidarity with those committed to democracy and justice in calling for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza to end further death and suffering." Glenn Harris, President

Race Forward Denounces Violence Against Campus Protests

As violence against protestors on college campuses over the violence in Gaza has escalated, Race Forward issued the following statement condemning the use of violence against peaceful protestors and calling for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza.

We build power 
in our communities

We work with communities to build the collective power necessary to counter structural racism. Connected and aligned individuals, organizations, and movements standing together to inspire positive change can build a just, multiracial, democratic society.

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Events

We convene people across all sectors into collaborative spaces for racial justice movement building.

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Training

We provide training to help people develop skills and strategies to understand, challenge,  and address structural and institutional racial inequities.

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Tools

We develop toolkits to provide guidance for building collaborative racial equity strategies, cultures, and practices.

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Reports

We offer analysis of  how systemic racism leads to inequitable outcomes in different areas and highlight ways to foster and strengthen social change.

We Work with Government to Transform Institutions and Sectors

Deepening the ability of local, regional, and federal government to eliminate racial inequity drives larger systemic and institutional change across multiple levels of society.

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)

A national network of local, regional, and state government jurisdictions working to achieve racial equity in their policies and practices, GARE equips racial equity practitioners in government with skills, resources, tools, and strategic approaches to build and sustain racial equity across sectors to improve opportunities for all. 

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Federal Initiative to Govern for Racial Equity (FIRE)

An initiative aimed at creating sustained racial equity change across the federal government. FIRE helps federal partners to organize for and operationalize racial equity.

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We Harness the Power of Narrative to Transform Culture

We construct new, effective narratives that build power to achieve racial equity and advance racial justice.

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Narrative Strategy

We use Narrative Strategy to tell our story of how a racially just society benefits all of us. Through the practice of sharing connected and ongoing stories across multiple mediums and platforms, we are able to build a powerful narrative that reinforces the need for a just, multiracial democracy while countering harmful narratives. 

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Videos

Race Forward works with community advocates and organizations to build power in communities and bridge connections to effect policy change that centers community voices in decision-making. 

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Colorlines

How do we implement effective co-governance? Watch How Government Can Deliver Lasting Racial Justice Wins, a conversation between community organizers and government practitioners. 

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Podcasts

Momentum at the White House: On his last day as Special Advisor to the President and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council, Chiraag Bains sits down with Momentum podcast to talk about President Biden’s commitment to racial equity across the federal government.