Getting involved in racial justice: List of 2013 conferences around the U.S.

Do you find yourself wanting to get engaged somehow around discussions of race, or organizing around antiracism or racial justice?  There are plenty of opportunities out there to connect with people, learn about these issues and apply them to your own lives.  Take a look at some events coming up this year, and take a friend with you to one of these conferences!  You never know, it could change your life!

Racial Justice Conference

“Chaos or Community: Organizing for Real and Lasting Change”
March 1-2, 2013

Hosted by the UU Congregation of Columbia, South Carolina.  There will be a focus on action and organization – what can we do as congregations to address the institutional and systemic manifestations of racism that typically get ignored and dismissed in conversations about personal prejudice?  (Read more.)

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Race, Gender & Class 2013 Conference
March 7-9, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Co-sponsored by Race, Gender & Class Journal (Jean Ait Belkhir & Christiane Charlemaine), Center for African and African American Studies (SUNO), & Sociological Association Race, Gender & Class Section The conference is being held at the University of New Orleans.  (Read more.) 
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2013 Race Conference

“Race in 21st Century America: The 8th National Conference”
April 9-10, 2013 in East Lansing, Michigan

The conference is scheduled to be held at the Michigan State University Kellogg Center. Details to be posted soon.   (Read more.) 

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The White Privilege Conference

‘The Color of Money:  Reclaiming our Humanity’
April 10-13, 2013 in Seattle, Washington

Hosted by The Northwest Equity Consortium.  (Read more.)

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Anti-Racist, Anti-Bias Teaching Conference 2013
April 20, 2013 in Franklin, Wisconsin

This conference will be held at the Indian Community School of Milwaukee and will have Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, President-elect of the National Association for Multicultural Education, as this year’s keynote speaker.  (Read more.)
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Multiethnic Conference 2013

“The Question Is . . . Am I Welcome?”
June 7-9, 2013 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Hosted by the Christian Reformed Church and held at Calvin College.  More details will be posted soon.   During the 2013 Multiethnic Conference,  people from all over the United States and Canada will join together to seek an answer…  (Read more.)

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National Race Amity Conference 2013
October 11-12, 2013 in Brookline, Massachusetts

This conference is hosted by the National Center for Race Amity.  (Read more.)  ________________________________________

Let us know if there’s a conference that we missed!  Just leave a comment with a link.  

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