August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020

As America’s political parties release their policy platforms against the backdrop of racial justice uprisings, a global pandemic, and a deepening economic recession, nine major racial justice groups, together with Professor Darrick Hamilton, call for the parties to focus on racial equity as a core principle that should shape every policy for our country.

July 20, 2020

Funded by Unbound Philanthropy,  Luminate, Oak Foundation, and Open Society Foundations, the Butterfly Lab for Immigrant Strategy is a two-year project to advance pro-immigrant narratives that recognize and honor the humanity of immigrants, and advance freedom and justice for all.

“Although pro-immigration policies have been under fire in recent years, we know that the majority of Americans are pro-immigrant. Changing the narrative is the key to winning,” said Glenn Harris, President of Race Forward.

May 6, 2020

“We are honored and thrilled to welcome Cathy to the Race Forward family,” said Glenn Harris, President of Race Forward. “During these very difficult and uncertain times, I can’t think of a stronger visionary to lead us in the strategy development and to catalyze institutional transformation in the public, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors. Cathy is committed and passionate about our work, and she will deliver results for the communities we serve.”

February 25, 2020

A broad-based collaborative of racial equity organizations, are uniting to support a shared goal of a complete count of all communities of color through the 2020 Census. The “Mapping the Count” Week of Action starts on February 24th and ends on February 28th. This action-packed week will include important discussions, tools and resources to help multiracial communities prepare for the Census before April 1st!

January 17, 2020

With daily race motivated hate crimes happening globally, pausing to participate in a National Day of Racial Healing (#NDORH) is vitally important. On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, many organizations, individuals, and communities will be taking collective action during the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s fourth annual National Day of Racial Healing to celebrate our racial diversity and reinforce and honor our common humanity.

February 19, 2019

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.

January 17, 2019

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.

November 13, 2018

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.

June 18, 2018

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.

June 5, 2018

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.

April 23, 2018

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.

April 5, 2018

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

November 13, 2017

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.

November 6, 2017

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.

September 13, 2017
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June 28, 2017

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.

June 15, 2017

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

June 9, 2017

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.

April 4, 2017

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.

March 8, 2017

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.