It’s not everyday that there’s a conference about race, and that it’s held in Chicago.
But that’s the case this week. The Applied Research Center, which publishes COLORLINES magazine, is holding its national conference, Facing Race 2010, Sept. 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Martin L. King Dr.
There is bound to be lots of tough conversations about race from the more than 100 presenters, including Melissa Harris-Lacewell as the keynote speaker. I’ll be on a panel at 3:30 Friday talking about Race in the News.
The rest of the lineup is also pretty robust:
- Backstory Narratives: Addressing Racial Messaging
- Dropping the I-word: Eliminating Hate from the Immigration Debate
- Exploring the Connections: Linking Interpersonal and Institutional Racism
- Measuring Change: Naming the Indicators of Progress Toward Racial Justice
- Media Policy for the People: Changing Rules to Transform Structural Racism
- Show, Don’t Tell: Creating Visual Frames and Images for Racial Justice
- Structural Racism 101: Critical Concepts for Getting to Racial Justice
- What’s Family Got to Do With It? New Approaches to Reproductive Justice
- Youth Resurgence: Engaging A New Generation of Voters
And that’s just part of day one. Chicago Reporter readers get a 50% conference registration discount. Just use code 510 when registering online for at www.arc.org/facingrace. Students can attend for $ 75 with a valid student ID.
Hope to see you there.
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