Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Facing Race: A National Conference . 22 - 24 March @ CUNY-NYC

Only four weeks remain before the 22 - 24 March Facing Race: A National Conference at CUNY in NYC when hundreds of advocates and leaders from across the country explore innovative strategies for advancing racial justice. Novelist Walter Mosley will kick off the FACING RACE conference on Thursday night, followed by plenary and workshop sessions focusing on organizing, media and policy.

Join the conference for an interactive plenary session on The Future of Racial Justice.

Winona LaDuke, Juan Gonzales, Angela Glover Blackwell and Rinku Sen will be on hand to debate the pressing issues confronting communities of color. From rebuilding in the Gulf to the fight for affirmative action, these experts will take up the questions you want answered.

You can decide what those critical issues are or what questions should the panel take up? by visiting the FACING RACE site and answer the poll (which you'll find it in the sidebar).

Or visit blog and share what you want to hear during the plenary session. While there, read up on the latest news commentary.

The Future of Racial Justice Panel will feature:

Winona LaDuke --American Indian land reclamation activist and author of "Last Standing Woman"; named one of "50 leaders" for the future by Time Magazine and served as Ralph Nader's vice presidential running mate in 1996.

Juan Gonzalez --Co-host of radio and TV Democracy Now! ; New York Daily News columnist; and investigative journalist and author of "Fallout: The Environment Consequences of the World Trade Center Collapse," "Harvest of Empire: The History of Latinos in America," and "Roll Down your Window: Stories of a Forgotten America."

Angela Glover Blackwell --Acclaimed activist and founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a leading advocate in equitable development; also, former senior vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation; founder of Oakland-based Urban Strategies Council; and author of "Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America."

Rinku Sen Director of the Applied Research Center, publisher of ColorLines Magazine; longtime organizer and author of "Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and Advocacy".

FACING RACE: A NATIONAL CONFERENCE is sponsored by the Applied Research Center and The Center for Humanities at CUNY Graduate Center.

WHEN: March 22-24, 2007

WHERE: City University of New York - Center for Humanities, Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Avenue in New York City.

*Discounts available for Groups of 10 or more.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit or call 212-513-7925

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