Race Forward Marks Fair Housing Month with New Housing, Land and Development Initiative; Tools for Community Advocates and Government Practitioners
The national racial equity organization Race Forward today recognized Fair Housing Month, which occurs every April, and vowed to continue fighting to ensure housing is viewed as a public good rather than a commodity for speculation. Over the past months, the organization has released resources to support community advocates and government practitioners in their push for equitable housing and land policies. The tools emerged from a collaborative partnership between Community Change, PolicyLink and Race Forward, and was supported by Funders for Housing and Opportunity.
Race Forward and PolicyLink Announce Review of Federal Equity Action Plans Share Findings on Potential for Meaningful Action to Advance Racial Equity
One week after President Biden announced his second historic Executive Order 14091, mandating racial equity across policy and practice within the federal government, Race Forward and PolicyLink released their review of a sample of the Equity Action Plans (EAPs) presented early last year by federal agencies.
Race Forward Commends Biden Administration on Release of Second Historic Racial Equity Executive Order
Race Forward congratulates the Biden Administration on the issue of its second historic Executive Order mandating racial equity across policy and practice within the federal government.
Race Forward Names Everette R. Thompson Vice President of Movement Capacity Building
Thompson brings more than 20 years experience in community organizing and campaign development to the organization
EVENT: Racial Justice Advocates Gather and Recharge at Bi-Annual Facing Race Convening in Phoenix; More than 4,000 People Participated
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Race Forward Announces Appointment of Long-time Civil Rights Organizer Eric Ward as Executive Vice President
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Facing Race to Be Largest, Post-Election Meet-Up of Racial Justice Advocates; National Book Award Winner Ibram X. Kendi to Keynote
Conference will be Held Nov. 17-19 in Phoenix, Arizona
Race Forward, a leading racial justice nonprofit organization working to eradicate systemic racism, has appointed Kerry Mitchell Brown, Ph.D., MBA, as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations. As a member of the Executive Team, Dr. Brown will provide strategic insights on operational excellence to Race Forward and provide leadership to the finance, technology, and human resources teams. Dr. Brown brings more than 30 years of progressive, social justice, non-profit, higher education, and Fortune 50 organizational experience to the organization.
Four Grantees Highlight The Diversity and Breadth of Pro-Immigrant Narrative Work;
To Receive Funding, Coaching, and Technical Assistance to Advance The Movement
Multi-partner Initiative Announces First Grants to Support Anti-Racist, Culturally Responsive Schools and Defend Against Attacks on Public Education
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.
Race Forward Launches New Campaign to Organize Against Attacks on an Inclusive Democracy; H.E.A.L. Together Event Discusses Anti-CRT, Book Bans, Silencing of LGBTQIA Movements
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.
Race Forward Releases New Racial Equity Tool to Guide Federal Government in Commitment to Advance Racial Equity
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.
Race Forward and PolicyLink Launch New Report: Advancing Equity in Year 2 of the Biden Administration
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.
Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ of North America by Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day Free Virtual Programs on North American Indian Boarding Schools
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.
COG and GARE convene more than one hundred government staff members for yearlong racial equity program
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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Justice for Migrant Women Showcases “The Humans Who Feed Us” Project to Demonstrate the Connectedness Between Farmworkers, Farmers and Consumers
Narrative and portrait project “The Humans Who Feed Us” launches exhibit at the Sandusky County Fair to showcase the contributions of Ohio farmworkers