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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.

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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.

    Rinku Sen and Gary Delgado on Multiracial Movement Building

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

    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 min
    Janna Zinzi and Tara Conley on Growing Up in Multiracial Families

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

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

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

    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 min

Customer Reviews

Deanna Zandt ,

Powerful and sweet.

What I love about these kinds of storytelling podcasts are how they give us a fuller picture of who people are. Listening to this felt like a quiet respite in the storm that we're facing culturally and politically. Highly recommended!

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