Faron McLurkin to Join Race Forward as Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

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.

Esri Launches New Solution to Help Communities Assess Social Equity

Collaboration with GARE and Five Jurisdictions Produces Mapping Tool for Government

Race Forward Commemorates 40 Years of Catalyzing the Racial Justice Movement

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.

Race Forward Announces Federal Initiative to Govern for Racial Equity


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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