Overcoming Racism: learn and lead at local conference

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Students and the entire community are invited to participate, learn and lead at thelocall organized, Overcoming Racism Conference

Theme: Dismantling White Supremacy, Its Power, Structures and Culture
Dates: Fri and Sat, November 15-16, 2019
Site: Metropolitan State University in St. Paul
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RaceEquityMN/

Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative aims to inspire people to work to overcome racism where they live, work and play, and to provide them with practical tools to do so. The conference draws more than 600 people, and offers keynote speakers, many workshops, and opportunities to network.

Keynote speakers and performers, 2019
On Friday we will hear from and interact with:
Winona LaDuke, Environmentalist, Political Activist, Founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, Founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. She has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues.

Joe Feagin, Ella C. McFadden and Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University, does major research on systemic racism, classism, and sexism issues. He has published 70 scholarly books in these research areas, including The White Racial Frame

Saturday morning’s plenary will be an adapted version of “American as Curry Pie” presented by Aamera Siddiqui of Exposed Brick Theatre who will also facilitate dialogue about the performance experience.

If you will need a scholarship, apply right away! You will need to have your scholarship approved before you register.


Student both days: $70, Student single day: $45. Indigenous/native people are never asked to pay to attend though we do ask that you register. Partial need-based scholarships are available. Volunteers attend the conference for free.