Race Forward is a national racial justice nonprofit founded in 1981 and based out of New York, Chicago, and our beloved Oakland. They are well known for their daily news outlet, Colorlines, and their multiracial racial justice conference, Facing Race.

"Race Forward's mission is to build awareness, solutions and leadership for racial justice by generating transformative ideas, information and experiences. We define racial justice as the systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equal opportunities and outcomes for all and we work to advance racial justice through media, research, and leadership development." - Race Forward website


Colorlines is a daily news outlet "where race matters", featuring award-winning investigative journalism and news analysis. Their journalism team is multiracial and reports from a community-centric perspective, on topics ranging from politics and immigration reform to the job crisis, culture, and food justice.

Facing Race

The 2014 Facing Race conference is open for registration and proposals!

Nov 13-15, 2014

Dallas, Texas

External Links


Race Forward Oakland
900 Alice Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94607
p. 510.653.3415
f. 510.986.1062