A photo essay featuring some of the conference’s special moments.

For video highlights and other coverage follow at colorlines.com/facingrace.

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    Photograph: Brian Palmer, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    We the People - Djole Kele, African Dance and Drumming Company - performing at #FacingRace Opening Ceremony.

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    Photograph: Brian Palmer, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    Skyping into #FacingRace from Standing Rock: Candi Brings Plenty, Indigenous Queer, Two Spirit, Ogala Lakota, Cis Woman Portland Two Spirit Society

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    Photograph: Brian Palmer, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    Audience members at Facing Race's closing plenary, "Where Do We Go From Here?"
    http://www.colorlines.com/articles/watch-where-do-we-go-here-racial-jus…

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    Photograph: Brian Palmer, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    Performance by Al Taw'am (Arabic for "The Twins") at Facing Race 2016.

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    Photograph: Brian Palmer, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    Director Ava Duvernay Skypes into Facing Race breakout session, "How to Use your TV: Using Small Screens to Move Racial Justice," and participates in a discussion with activists from her Netflix documentary "13th."

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    Photograph: Brian Palmer, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    Facing Race attendees peruse books for sale in the exhibition hall with AK Press.

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    Photograph: Brian Palmer, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    Participants in Race Forward's Racial Justice Leadership Institute.

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    Lots of dancing at the Facing Race's Friday night party. Photographed: Voguer Micky B aka Mickyel Bradford,Transgender Law Center.

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    Photograph: Brian Palmer, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    Enas Alsharea from Refugee Wellness Center, takes to the Facing Race stage to share her personal experience as a Muslim woman after the presidential election.

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    Photograph: Brian Palmer, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    Facing Race performance by We the People: JAYUSORI: FREEDOM SOUND, Drumming Group.

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    Photograph: Brian Palmer, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    Performing at Facing Race's Friday night party: Taja Lindley with Colored Girls Hustle.

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    Photograph: TTK, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    Executive Director Rinku Sen hitting the dance floor with the crowd at Facing Race's Friday night party.

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    Photograph: Brian Palmer, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    Performance at Facing Race by Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, Spoken Word Artist.

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    Photograph: TTK, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    Performers We the People posing for photograph at Facing Race.

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    Photograph: TTK, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    Race Forward Staff (left to right): Erin Zipper, Paris Hatcher (former staff), Hiba Elyass, Chevon Drew, Yessenia Funes, Nikko Viquiera, and Rosana Cruz.

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    Photograph: Brian Palmer, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    Protesters carry signs "I stand with Women LGBTQ Minorities Disabled STOP HATE." Pictured is Yomara Velez from National Domestic Workers Alliance, and her son Kia.

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    Title: "If All Lives Matter, cause we are all created equal, why are some lives more equal than others."

    Artists: Dey Hernàndez, AgitArte
    Sylvia Hernàndez, CADRE (El Puente)

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    Photograph: TTK, Facing Race National Conference 2016

    An embrace at Facing Race.

    Ending the conference with love, Executive Director Rinku Sen's closing remarks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egZUlRC2k1M