Race Forward has named accomplished and award-winning advocate Vina Kay as the organization’s new Vice President of Movement and Capacity Building. Kay will replace renowned activist Rosana Cruz, who has stepped down from their role to pursue other projects in the racial justice field. Cruz will continue to work closely with Race Forward as a Senior Racial Justice Fellow.


They will participate in the Jan. 22 National Day of Racial Healing by hosting an uplifting prayer vigil from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST and a tele town hall from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST. To join the call please dial 866-757-0756. Check for more details via @REAnchors.


In commemoration of the publication’s 20 years of race-centric reporting, it unveiled its first Colorlines 20 x 20, which honors transformative leaders who—in the spirit of the Colorlines mission—use narrative shift strategy to reimagine what it means to advance racial justice.


Recognizing the need to collectively tackle growing racial disparities, organizations from the public, private and philanthropic sectors today announced the Racial Equity Here commitment to dismantle structural racism in America. These leading institutions invite others to join them in taking clear steps to prioritize racial equity in their work.


Race Forward has named critically acclaimed, award-winning journalist and author Jeff Chang as the organization’s Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture. Chang will be the first to hold the position, which was born out of the nonprofit’s 2017 merger with Center for Social Inclusion.


Social justice activist, author, and founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, will be delivering a keynote address at Facing Race 2018, which will be held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan from November 8-10. Burke was named by Time magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People of 2018" and is the first of two keynote speakers to be announced for the Detroit conference.


Authored by award-winning and visionary activist Dara Cooper, Reframing Food Hubs offers race-explicit solutions for achieving equity in our food system.


The nation's largest conference for racial justice movement-making will take place at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan from November 8-10. Early Bird Registration will run until February 1st, 2018.


Leading multiracial justice nonprofit Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation has partnered with Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC United), Homeroom, and the Alta Restaurant Group to unveil Adding Racial Equity to the Menu: An Equity Toolkit for Restaurant Owners, for restaurateurs committed to equity in their establishments.


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Two leading national racial justice nonprofit organizations, Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation and Center for Social Inclusion (CSI), today announced that the two organizations are uniting under the name Race Forward. Glenn Harris, current president of CSI, will serve as president of the new organization.


Silence on racial inequities across workforce development institutions prevents equitable outcomes for workers of color.


Leading racial justice non-profit Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation has selected sixty New York City arts and cultural organizations to participate in their Racial Equity in the Arts Innovation Lab, a yearlong training program to improve racial equity in the arts and culture sector.


Leading racial justice non-profit Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation today announced the launch of the Racial Equity in the Arts Innovation Lab – a yearlong deep dive into racial equity interventions for 60 New York City arts and cultural organizations. Race Forward is accepting applications for the program now through April 30th.


Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation released today the Save The Date for the biennial Facing Race National Conference, which will be held in Detroit, Michigan from November 8-10, 2018. Facing Race is the largest multiracial, intergenerational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives and leaders. Last year, over 2,000 people joined Race Forward in Atlanta, GA for the sold-out conference in the days immediately following the presidential election to brainstorm ways to respond to the changing national landscape and leadership.


“Confronting Racial Bias at Work” Takes An In-Depth Look at the Shortcomings of Title VII and the Need for More Proactive Systemic Solutions for Workers of Color


Race Forward, Center for Social Inclusion, and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society Team up for Nation’s Largest Racial Justice Conference


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.


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