Facing Race, the biennial conference of Race Forward, our publisher, is in full gear. We’ll be livestreaming the plenary sessions! At 9:15 — 10:45 a.m. CT tune into “Roots and Wings: Southern Histories, Legacies and Innovations for the Future”!

When some outside the region think of the U.S. South, often the imagination leads to images of slavery, struggle and protest that starts in the 1800s and stops in the 1960s. For the many of us- people of color, immigrants communities, LGBTQ people — who populate and call this region home, we experience and understand “the South” as not only the place where race, power, and revolution is best understood but also where history and legacies give way to 21st century innovation for our movements. Our dynamic plenary speakers, spanning the Southern region, will offer their insight on some of the challenges and opportunities facing the region and our movements to achieve racial justice and equity.In this session we’ll have :

-Bishop Tonyia Rawls,founder and executive director of The Freedom Center for Social Justice

-Cristina Tzintzún executive director of Workers Defense Project

-Chokwe Antar Lumumba,attorney, active member of Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and, after the passing of his father, Jackson, Miss., mayor Chokwe Lumumba, a mayoral candidate there

Enjoy!