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"Facing Race: Stories & Voices" is a special series of oral histories recorded at the 2014 Facing Race National Conference in Dallas, TX. Featuring an array of thinkers and advocates sharing their personal stories and formative experiences, the series illustrates the many paths and experiences of racial justice work. Episodes will be released weekly, starting in June 2016, and are available on the Race Forward site (https://www.raceforward.org/media/facing-race-stories-voices), or listeners may subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.For more of these conversations, join us at the next Facing Race conference November 10-12 in Atlanta, GA!! To learn more and register, visit facingrace.raceforward.org.Facing Race is presented by Race Forward (http://raceforward.org), publisher of Colorlines (http://colorlines.com). The "Facing Race: Stories & Voices" series is produced by Race Forward's Jay Smooth & Rebekah Spicuglia, with interviews recorded by StoryCorps. Learn more at www.storycorps.org.

Latest Episodes

Rinku Sen and Gary Delgado on Multiracial Movement Building

In the final episode of our Facing Race: Stories & Voices podcst, Race Forward Executive Director Rinku Sen, and our founder, and Former Executive Director Gary Delgado share stories of growing up in all-white enclaves on Long Island, and how they came to learn about, and participate in their first acts of organizing. We learn about some key moments that influenced the lenses through which Rinku and Gary see the world, and their place as organizers within it. Visit raceforward.org or [http://bit.ly/frpodcastraceforward] for more stories like this!

7 MIN2016 NOV 8
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Rinku Sen and Gary Delgado on Multiracial Movement Building

Lutze Segu (@FeministGriote) on twitter activism, and finding your love ethic.

In this session, social justice educator Lutze Segu (FeministGriote), and Johnathan Fields discuss the effects of social media on racial justice movements. Lutze speaks about critical self reflection, pointing out how important it is to “complicate your politics,” and have compassion when doing social justice work. Be sure to rate and subscribe to this #FacingRace podcast on iTunes at http://bit.ly/facingracepodcast. Join in the conversation from our 2016 Facing Race Conference this November by following the hashtag #FacingRace on twitter. Visit http://facingrace.raceforward.org or twitter.com/raceforward for more details.

5 MIN2016 OCT 25
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Lutze Segu (@FeministGriote) on twitter activism, and finding your love ethic.

Janna Zinzi and Tara Conley on Growing Up in Multiracial Families

In this episode, Janna Zinzi tells our Race Forward Senior Research Associate Tara Conley about what it's like to grow up in a multiracial family when one side of that family clings to racist notions of relationship norms. They discuss formative moments in their youth that shaped their understanding of the complex, racist and stereotypical lenses some people use, to view interracial girls and their parents through. Be sure to rate and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes at http://bit.ly/frpodcastraceforward and be sure to join us at Facing Race 2016 this November. Visit http://facingrace.raceforward.org to register now.

6 MIN2016 SEP 22
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Janna Zinzi and Tara Conley on Growing Up in Multiracial Families

Ai-jen Poo and Kai Wright on Race, Gender, and Employment

In this podcast, Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance tells Kai Wright about the ways that women in her family inspired her to fight for the rights of domestic workers–while making space for self care. Ai-jen divulges the gripping story of one of the first domestic workers whose case she worked on: a young nanny from Jamaica who was being exploited by a host family.

8 MIN2016 SEP 2
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Ai-jen Poo and Kai Wright on Race, Gender, and Employment

Chief Thomas Dardar on surviving "Indian Schools," and keeping traditions alive

Former Colorlines staffer Aura Bogado speaks with Chief Thomas Dardar, principal Chief of the United Houma Nation in Louisiana. Chief Dardar speaks on the vital importance of preserving their culture and staying connected to the land, and their historical struggle to receive proper treatment from the government, as a tribe that is still not federally recognized. Rate and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes [http://bit.ly/facingracepodcast] and be sure to join us at #FacingRace 2016 this November. Visit [http://bit.ly/facingrace2016] or facingrace.raceforward.org to register now!

6 MIN2016 AUG 25
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Chief Thomas Dardar on surviving "Indian Schools," and keeping traditions alive

Franchesca Ramsey on how to survive YouTube as a content creator of color

Franchesca Ramsey tells our former Race Forward producer Kat Lazo all about the origins of the classic Chescaleigh video "Sh*t White Girls Say," and what she has learned from her work tackling race issues in the treacherous waters of YouTube.

8 MIN2016 AUG 19
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Franchesca Ramsey on how to survive YouTube as a content creator of color

Bishop Tonyia Rawls on working with the Black church for LGBTQ justice.

Melinda Weekes-Laidlow, former managing director of Race Forward, speaks to Bishop Tonyia Rawls of the Freedom Center for Social Justice, on how Rawls has found surprising common ground with church leaders in her work on LGBTQ issues.

7 MIN2016 AUG 12
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Bishop Tonyia Rawls on working with the Black church for LGBTQ justice.

Larry Fellows III on finding himself, in Ferguson

Akiba Solomon talks to Larry Fellows III, a young St. Louis resident who was so affected in the first days after Michael Brown's death in 2014, he left his day job to help build the growing movement in Ferguson and eventually helped found Millennial Activists United.

6 MIN2016 AUG 8
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Larry Fellows III on finding himself, in Ferguson

Jeff Chang on "Who We Be," a conversation about race and culture

Author Jeff Chang tells Race Forward's Jay Smooth about his Hawaiian roots, and how reggae and liberation movements for people of color helped shape his sociopolitical views.

4 MIN2016 JUL 28
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Jeff Chang on "Who We Be," a conversation about race and culture

Glenn Harris on racial equity, and changing the system from within.

Glenn Harris of the Center for Social Inclusion speaks to Race Forward's Terry Kelleher on his family's experience with institutional racism through the Tuskegee Experiment, and how this led to his innovative work for racial equity within the system.

6 MIN2016 JUL 19
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Glenn Harris on racial equity, and changing the system from within.

Latest Episodes

Rinku Sen and Gary Delgado on Multiracial Movement Building

In the final episode of our Facing Race: Stories & Voices podcst, Race Forward Executive Director Rinku Sen, and our founder, and Former Executive Director Gary Delgado share stories of growing up in all-white enclaves on Long Island, and how they came to learn about, and participate in their first acts of organizing. We learn about some key moments that influenced the lenses through which Rinku and Gary see the world, and their place as organizers within it. Visit raceforward.org or [http://bit.ly/frpodcastraceforward] for more stories like this!

7 MIN2016 NOV 8
Comments
Rinku Sen and Gary Delgado on Multiracial Movement Building

Lutze Segu (@FeministGriote) on twitter activism, and finding your love ethic.

In this session, social justice educator Lutze Segu (FeministGriote), and Johnathan Fields discuss the effects of social media on racial justice movements. Lutze speaks about critical self reflection, pointing out how important it is to “complicate your politics,” and have compassion when doing social justice work. Be sure to rate and subscribe to this #FacingRace podcast on iTunes at http://bit.ly/facingracepodcast. Join in the conversation from our 2016 Facing Race Conference this November by following the hashtag #FacingRace on twitter. Visit http://facingrace.raceforward.org or twitter.com/raceforward for more details.

5 MIN2016 OCT 25
Comments
Lutze Segu (@FeministGriote) on twitter activism, and finding your love ethic.

Janna Zinzi and Tara Conley on Growing Up in Multiracial Families

In this episode, Janna Zinzi tells our Race Forward Senior Research Associate Tara Conley about what it's like to grow up in a multiracial family when one side of that family clings to racist notions of relationship norms. They discuss formative moments in their youth that shaped their understanding of the complex, racist and stereotypical lenses some people use, to view interracial girls and their parents through. Be sure to rate and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes at http://bit.ly/frpodcastraceforward and be sure to join us at Facing Race 2016 this November. Visit http://facingrace.raceforward.org to register now.

6 MIN2016 SEP 22
Comments
Janna Zinzi and Tara Conley on Growing Up in Multiracial Families

Ai-jen Poo and Kai Wright on Race, Gender, and Employment

In this podcast, Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance tells Kai Wright about the ways that women in her family inspired her to fight for the rights of domestic workers–while making space for self care. Ai-jen divulges the gripping story of one of the first domestic workers whose case she worked on: a young nanny from Jamaica who was being exploited by a host family.

8 MIN2016 SEP 2
Comments
Ai-jen Poo and Kai Wright on Race, Gender, and Employment

Chief Thomas Dardar on surviving "Indian Schools," and keeping traditions alive

Former Colorlines staffer Aura Bogado speaks with Chief Thomas Dardar, principal Chief of the United Houma Nation in Louisiana. Chief Dardar speaks on the vital importance of preserving their culture and staying connected to the land, and their historical struggle to receive proper treatment from the government, as a tribe that is still not federally recognized. Rate and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes [http://bit.ly/facingracepodcast] and be sure to join us at #FacingRace 2016 this November. Visit [http://bit.ly/facingrace2016] or facingrace.raceforward.org to register now!

6 MIN2016 AUG 25
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Chief Thomas Dardar on surviving "Indian Schools," and keeping traditions alive

Franchesca Ramsey on how to survive YouTube as a content creator of color

Franchesca Ramsey tells our former Race Forward producer Kat Lazo all about the origins of the classic Chescaleigh video "Sh*t White Girls Say," and what she has learned from her work tackling race issues in the treacherous waters of YouTube.

8 MIN2016 AUG 19
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Franchesca Ramsey on how to survive YouTube as a content creator of color

Bishop Tonyia Rawls on working with the Black church for LGBTQ justice.

Melinda Weekes-Laidlow, former managing director of Race Forward, speaks to Bishop Tonyia Rawls of the Freedom Center for Social Justice, on how Rawls has found surprising common ground with church leaders in her work on LGBTQ issues.

7 MIN2016 AUG 12
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Bishop Tonyia Rawls on working with the Black church for LGBTQ justice.

Larry Fellows III on finding himself, in Ferguson

Akiba Solomon talks to Larry Fellows III, a young St. Louis resident who was so affected in the first days after Michael Brown's death in 2014, he left his day job to help build the growing movement in Ferguson and eventually helped found Millennial Activists United.

6 MIN2016 AUG 8
Comments
Larry Fellows III on finding himself, in Ferguson

Jeff Chang on "Who We Be," a conversation about race and culture

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4 MIN2016 JUL 28
Comments
Jeff Chang on "Who We Be," a conversation about race and culture

Glenn Harris on racial equity, and changing the system from within.

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6 MIN2016 JUL 19
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Glenn Harris on racial equity, and changing the system from within.
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