Race Forward Calls For A New Agenda For A Just, Multiracial Democratic Society
Race Forward celebrates the victory of President-elect Joseph Biden and the historic election of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the first Black and Asian American woman to hold that office. Race Forward also calls upon the Biden administration to center racial justice in the development of its policy platform for the first 100 days and beyond.
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.
Despite the Trump Administration’s attempt to eliminate anti-racist work by banning dialogue, education, and training that address systemic racism in its Executive Order (EO) issued on September 22, 2020, Race Forward, the nation's leading social justice organization, will continue its commitment to advancing anti-racism training, saying the Executive Order runs counter to America's goals.
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.
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.
“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.”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.