Today, the Schott Foundation for Public Education and its partners, Race Forward and NYU’s Metro Center, announce the first five grants of a united organizing effort to defend against anti-democratic attacks on public education and invest in a proactive, offensive strategy for racial justice reform in our public education system.
Race Forward is pleased to announce Faron McLurkin will join the organization as its new Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Faron brings more than 20 years of experience in philanthropy, grassroots community organizing, political strategy, organizational leadership, and racial justice advocacy to this role.
Before an audience of over 850 attendees, Race Forward and partners kicked off their much-anticipated H.E.A.L. (Honest Education Action & Leadership) Together initiative. The campaign promotes equitable schools, a quality education and a multiracial democracy. It will also support local and national leaders working to strengthen education and democracy.
Today, Race Forward released a third tool in as many weeks to aid the federal government in advancing racial equity. Organizing for Racial Equity Within the Federal Government lays out how to organize and build capacity at the federal level. It is deeply informed by the experiences and insights of racial equity leaders and practitioners who are part of Race Forward’s Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a local, state, and regional government network of more than 400 members working to advance racial equity within their agencies and departments.
As President Biden enters his second year in office, Race Forward and PolicyLink launched a new report on their efforts to support the advancement of racial equity within the federal government. The report, Advancing Equity in Year 2 of the Biden Administration, outlines how the Biden Administration can hold itself accountable to its equity commitments and build on this foundation to ensure the federal government serves all people.
Collaboration with GARE and Five Jurisdictions Produces Mapping Tool for Government
On Thursday, November 18th, at 5 pm ET, Race Forward will host an online gala, which will stream on Facebook and Youtube Live. Celebrate with Race Forward during the FREE event, hosted by Kat Lazo, radio personality for Spotify’s Morning talk show and creator of the Kat Call; and featuring appearances by Gary Delgado, founder of Race Forward; current president of Race Forward Glenn Harris; former president of Race Forward Rinku Sen; and many other leaders, organizers, culture bearers and artists working to advance racial justice.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative honors the contributions of indigenous peoples by celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, October 11, 2021, and co-sponsoring two complimentary virtual programs on Indian Boarding Schools to be held at 1:00 PM EDT and 7:00 PM EDT PM on that day.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) in partnership with Race Forward’s Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) launched the second regional learning cohort of local government staff to advance racial equity and opportunities for all.
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Narrative and portrait project “The Humans Who Feed Us” launches exhibit at the Sandusky County Fair to showcase the contributions of Ohio farmworkers
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Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative Cites Cause for Concern and Hope, Calls on Legislators to Provide Equitable Representation in Redistricting.
Race Forward introduces the keynote speaker for #RaceAnd: Our Present, Our Future.
Race Forward and Amalgamated Foundation announce a joint Senior Fellowship for Helen Chin to lead the Communities First initiative.
“We stand at the crossroads of our country’s reckoning of race. We stand at this crossroads because of the vision and work of Black organizers and activists, alongside other organizers and activists of color, who have pushed this country closer to its professed ideals of justice, equality, and freedom for all. The Biden-Harris administration must walk alongside these organizers and activists by taking proactive steps to address systemic racism,” said Glenn Harris, president of Race Forward and publisher of Colorlines.
Race Forward renews call for Biden Administration to Establish Office on Racial Equity & Inclusion and Commends Revocation of Executive Order 13950.
On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, communities, organizations, and individuals, across the country will take collective action during the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s fifth annual National Day of Racial Healing to celebrate our racial diversity and to reinforce and honor our common humanity.
Race Forward stands against Trump’s false declaration and authoritarian threat, which follows an election which saw historic turnout rates among Black communities, Indigenous communities, and other communities of color. These attacks are meant to disenfranchise legally cast votes in states such as North Carolina, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, and Pennsylvania, all states where voters of color have played a central role in the election.
Congress must act immediately to provide an extension of the statutory reporting deadlines for apportionment and redistricting data. This extension is necessary to ensure the Census Bureau has enough time to properly process the massive amount of Census data collected and provide accurate counts to the President and the states. In the absence of this extension, counts that are delivered will be rife with inaccuracies and inconsistencies which will prevent a full count of communities of color.