Two weeks ago, Narrative Initiative took our goodies to the Facing Race conference in Phoenix. The conference is sponsored by my former organization, Race Forward, so this was my first chance to see old friends in person since 2020. As always, this conference crowd is multi-everything kind, loving, joyful and determined. There’s no better place to be after an election than with 2500 people who are all about racial justice.
I used to run Race Forward, from 2006 to 2017, and I have deep ties to the people who come to Facing Race. It was amazing to be there with a new team, and to see my movement homes together in the same neighborhood. The Narrative Initiative team worked with the Race Forward team to curate a popular Narrative and Communications track, co-host a narrative preconvening and bring the power of their own stories to the racial justice community. Life is made up of these full circles, which ground and liberate me.
Read my highlights from Facing Race 2022 on the Narrative Initiative blog here.