Overcoming Racism Conference: Request for Proposals

Propose a workshop!

Workshop Proposals can be sent to:


or got to:


Save the dates for the 10th annual Overcoming Racism Conference:
Overcoming Racism In Spite Of…
November 2-3, 2018 at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul

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Propose a Workshop for the Overcoming Racism Conference

Proposals are invited for workshops/breakout sessions that address the conference theme and objectives above. They will be offered the afternoons of the conference in breakout sessions lasting 90 minutes each. We expect our workshop presenters to create participatory and reflective opportunities for participants to be actively engaged and stimulated.

We need concrete ideas for how to continue this work in spite of all that has come before and all that lies ahead. We need hope and inspiration to continue to confront and disrupt racism in our communities, our institutions and within ourselves. We seek workshop proposals that remind us of our past successes and how those lessons apply today and that hold up bold new visions of our youth leaders.

We seek workshops that speak to “In spite of …” challenges and how you or your organization is responding. What have you learned from past movements that you are using today? What are you doing to lift up new leaders and stay hopeful? What are you doing to stay healthy and energized in this current moment?

Proposals must be received by 5:00 pm on July 30th, 2018 – just a few weeks from now!

All the details can be found in the RFP

This year’s conference theme is a Call for Resilience, Resistance, and Hope: “Overcoming Racism In Spite of …”

In spite of broken treaties, in spite of redlining, in spite of Rondo, in spite of Philando Castille and Jamar Clark, in spite of anti-immigration laws, in spite of voter suppression efforts, in spite of the school-to-prison pipeline, in spite of rising Islamophobia, in spite of the Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge Line 3 …

You get the picture!

This is FREC’s 10th year offering the Overcoming Racism Conference. It’s a time to celebrate, to rededicate to this work, to elevate our learning and skills, and to network with each other to strengthen our movement.

Save the dates – November 2 & 3 – and watch for registration details to come!

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