August 26, 2021
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Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative Cites Cause for Concern and Hope, Calls on Legislators to Provide Equitable Representation in Redistricting.
Climate and Racial Justice Activist Isra Hirsi to Keynote Race Forward’s Inaugural Intergenerational Conference #RaceAnd Our Present Our Future
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.
Leading Civil Rights Groups Call on President Biden to Create White House Racial Equity and Inclusion Office
“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.
Leading Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Observe the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Fifth Annual National Day of Racial Healing, January 19, 2021
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.
Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Demand An Accurate 2020 Census: Allow Sufficient Time for Data Processing and Quality Assurance
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.
Race Forward Rejects Trump’s Efforts To Dismantle Anti Racism Training and Reverse Progress on Race Equity in America
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.
National Racial Justice Organization Appoints Social Justice Movement Maker Cathy Albisa to Lead Institutional and Sectoral Change
“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.”
National Racial Justice Organizations Join Together to Map Hardest-to-Count Communities of Color for the 2020 Census and to Distribute 1,350 Free ARC GIS Licenses in Partnership with ESRI
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!
Leading Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Support and Applaud the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s National Day of Racial Healing, January 21, 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.
Leading Racial Justice Organization Names Distinguished Organizer, Advocate and Writer, Vina Kay as the New Vice President of Movement and Capacity Building
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.
Government, Civic and Business Leaders Launch "Racial Equity Here" Commitment to Dismantle Structural Racism in America
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 Names Renowned Journalist & Author Jeff Chang as new Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture
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.