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Overcoming Racism Conference, Fri. Nov. 15 & Sat. Nov. 16, 2019

The Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC)

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Overcoming Racism Conference, Fri. Nov. 15 & Sat. Nov....

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Donate to FREC. Thank you!
Please help FREC continue its work by making a tax-deductible donation. Thank you for your generosity.
Nov 15, 2019 Enter donation ($)
Early Bird: Both days
This is a specially priced, discounted, ticket for registering early and gains you access to the conference on both Friday and Saturday.
Sep 24, 2019 $180.00 $0.00
Early Bird: Friday Only
This is a specially priced, discounted, ticket for registering early and gains you access to the conference on Friday.
Sep 24, 2019 $126.00 $0.00
Early Bird: Saturday Only
This is a specially priced, discounted, ticket for registering early and gains you access to the conference on Saturday.
Sep 24, 2019 $126.00 $0.00
Student: Both days
This is a specially priced ticket for students participating in any level or type of formal education, and is based on an honor system. If you're a student, purchase this ticket for access to the conference on both days, Friday and Saturday.
Oct 31, 2019 $70.00 $0.00
Student: Friday Only
This is a specially priced ticket for students participating in any level or type of formal education, and is based on an honor system. If you're a student, purchase this ticket for access to the conference on Friday.
Oct 31, 2019 $45.00 $0.00
Indigenous/Native persons: Both days
We recognize that the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (“North America”) are the rightful occupants of this land and have a pre-existing right to be at the conference. Therefore, people who self-identify as indigenous are not asked to pay registration fees for the Overcoming Racism conference. We do ask that you register for planning purposes.
Oct 31, 2019 Free $0.00
Indigenous/Native Persons: Friday Only
We recognize that the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (“North America”) are the rightful occupants of this land and have a pre-existing right to be at the conference. Therefore, people who self-identify as indigenous are not asked to pay registration fees for the Overcoming Racism conference. We do ask that you register for planning purposes.
Oct 31, 2019 Free $0.00
Indigenous/Native Persons: Saturday Only
We recognize that the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (“North America”) are the rightful occupants of this land and have a pre-existing right to be at the conference. Therefore, people who self-identify as indigenous are not asked to pay registration fees for the Overcoming Racism conference. We do ask that you register for planning purposes.
Oct 31, 2019 Free $0.00
Volunteer
Volunteers will be assigned to duties for 1/2 day of the conference, and will be able to attend the remainder of the conference. The volunteer coordinator will be in touch with further details.
Oct 31, 2019 Free $0.00

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Event Details

Overcoming Racism: In spite Of…


Friday November 15th: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Check in begins at 7:30am)

 

Saturday November 16th: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm (Check in begins at 8:30am)  

  


FRIDAY

Friday's keynote speakers are Joe Feagin and Winona LaDuke.

 

Joe Feagin

Joe Feagin is the author of The White Racial Frame,is a U.S. sociologist and social theorist who has conducted extensive research on racial and gender issues, especially in regard to the United States. He is currently the Ella C. McFadden Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University.

Winona LaDuke

 

Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is a two time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party.


 SATURDAY

Saturday’s plenary: Exposed Brick Theatre, performing American as Curry Pie with Aamera Saddiq, followed by a discussion with the audience.

 


SCHEDULE 

Click here for the full schedule.


 2019 Overcoming Racism Conference Learning Objectives

Say white supremacy and many people envision white hoods or tiki torches. Such images may generate headlines, but white supremacy manifests in other ways that are far more insidious and damaging. Culturally speaking, white supremacy is the idea that white people are better and more deserving of wealth, power, and privilege than people of color. It is a self-perpetuating system that continues to fuel colonialism, exploitation, oppressions, inequities, and the brutalities that people of color continue to endure. The 2019 Overcoming Racism Conference is dedicated to dismantling its power, its structures, and the culture that enables it to thrive. Our 2019 conference goals are for participants to:

 

  • Acknowledge and confront the construct and legacy of white supremacy in this country
  • Identify how white supremacy is embedded in the policies, practices, and structures of the criminal justice, education, housing, wealth accrual, medical, social service, and land usage systems
  • Become familiar with tools, resources, and networks available to those who have committed themselves to removing the vestiges of white supremacy from these systems
  • Discover ways to further the internal work each of us must do in order to effectively confront institutions long grounded in white supremacy
  • Learn from each other about the work currently being done to dismantle white supremacy, and how we can replicate that work in our own communities
  • Creatively envision a world without white supremacy in which everyone can flourish


LOGISTICS - Getting to and parking

PARKING AT METRO STATE

PLEASE NOTE: Parking in the ramp on campus is $5.00 per exit. You may also park on the street.

BUS

Two MTC bus lines run near the campus:  

  • Route 61: E. Hennepin Ave.-Larpenteur Ave.-Arcade St. 
  • Route: 74: 46 St.-Randolph-W. 7 St.-E. 7 St.-Sunray

Do I NEED TO BRING PRINTED TICKETS?

NO! Simply stop at the check in/registration table in Founders Hall reception to pick up your nametag and conference program.

QUESTIONS?

Email: registration@overcomingracism.org    

Call: (651) 243-0704

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Click here to apply for scholarships.



 

Have questions about Overcoming Racism Conference, Fri. Nov. 15 & Sat. Nov. 16, 2019? Contact The Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC)

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When & Where


Metropolitan State University
700 7th Street East
St Paul, MN 55106

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM


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Organizer

The Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC)

The Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC) is a dedicated collective of organizations and individuals committed to overcoming racism in Minnesota. Our mission is to work against structural racism and racial disparities. We organize for racial justice and advocate for best practices in the field. We are committed to engagement with multiple communities and ways of knowing.

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