Applied Research Center based in New York City facilitates a biannual conference on racial equity called Facing Race. This conference will be brought to Dallas, Texas in November 2014. This conference has never been hosted in a southern city. As a way to move into meaningful and collaborative racial equity work in Dallas, the Embrey Family Foundation, along with another family foundation, are collaborating with Applied Research Center to train and build capacity with local nonprofit partners to bring racial issues to the fore and focus on movement building toward needed solutions. This effort will build towards the 2014 conference and will establish a young leaders' coalition in Dallas that will own the Dallas Faces Race movement and help build a richly diverse and inclusive city of the future they can call their own.
Dallas Faces Race is the beginning of a sustainable forum on race in Dallas. The forum will bring together organizations to actively build their capacity to address racial equity and make change. Dallas Faces Race will move beyond discussion groups on race, cultural awareness and diversity. Dallas Faces Race will engage those who are ready to define equity and collaborate to make change.
Dallas Faces Race is seeking funding partners that have interest in our city forum on building racial equity in Dallas Texas. We are completing our strategic plan by spring 2014 and will be pursuing staffing capacity in the fall. We are also interested in the creation of capacity-building micro-grants for nonprofit partners.
Please see our website at Dallasfacesrace.com. Currently there are only 2 partners that have been funding Dallas Faces Race work.