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.
In this session former Colorlines reporter Carla Murphy interviews Indian-American activist Pramila Jayapal. Pramila talks poignantly about finding her place in the USA as a teenage immigrant from India, and how 9/11 led her to a new career as immigrant rights advocate.
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
"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 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.
"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.
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!
September 16, 2014
When we issued our initial statement on September 15, we were maintaining journalistic integrity. We needed to respond to our readers, followers, donors, and supporters. And we did. However, in efforts not to legitimize attacks against our organization and colleagues that we knew were baseless, we made several mistakes: