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Facing Race 2012, Baltimore MD

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Facing Race, the Applied Research Center‘s biannual conference on racial justice, culture, politics, and so many other things, wrapped Saturday night.

I struggled to keep my ears peeled as I photographed—so much knowledge, heart and soul filled the venue, the lovely Baltimore Hilton.

Folks talked honestly and intelligently about race and its intersections with gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, immigration status. Attendees discussed the massive obstacles to dragging these issues into the mainstream but mostly explored how to make progress toward social and racial justice both on that level and among ourselves.

Check out: #facingrace. ARC will be posting some of the sessions online.

Now: photos…

Keynote speaker Junot Diaz, November 16, 2012

Amirah Sackett, Khadijah Sifterlah-Griffin and her sister Iman perform “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic,” November 17, 2012

Preconference session, November 15, 2012

Hosts comedian W. Kamau Bell and media technologist Deanna Zandt, November 16, 2012

Closing performance by kids in the conference’s childcare program, November 17, 2012

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  1. It’s not often that we have forums to speak honestly about race and its impact on American and global society. As people of African decent and people of color continue to move forward and claim power, justice and equality in our society, we must also find positive ways to integrate this in our relationships with each other. Luv this article. Thanks!-Izzie J

    IzzieJ

    2012/11/19 at 20:12

  2. Pretty pics Palmer!

    Ck

    2012/11/19 at 20:18


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