Thu, May 10, 2012 10:48 AM EDT

They say recommendations from friends and familiar faces is the best type of marketing. Check out the (star-studded) video above of Facing Race conference highlights presented by ARC Executive Director Rinku Sen, including testimonials from Melissa Harris Perry, Ai-jen Poo, and Van Jones. Registration is now open for[ Facing Race]( -- the largest national, multi-racial gathering of leaders, educators, journalists, artists, and activists on racial justice. Celebrating 30 years in the racial justice movement, we are looking forward to this chance to listen and learn from our multi-racial and multi-generational community. Our keynote speaker this year is Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz. [2012 Facing Race Conference]( will be held in Baltimore, MD from November 15-17. [Register today! ]( ARC--Applied Research Center--is's publisher. (Also a special thank you to nine-time Grammy award winner Eddie Palmieri for providing us with new music from for this video.)