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Facing Race: Stories & Voices

"Facing Race: Stories & Voices" is a special series of oral histories recorded at the 2014 Facing Race National Conference in Dallas, TX. Featuring an array of thinkers and advocates sharing their personal stories and formative experiences, the series illustrates the many paths and experiences of racial justice work. Episodes will be released weekly, starting in June 2016, and are available on the Race Forward site (https://www.raceforward.org/media/facing-race-stories-voices), or listeners may subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.For more of these conversations, join us at the next Facing Race conference November 10-12 in Atlanta, GA!! To learn more and register, visit facingrace.raceforward.org.Facing Race is presented by Race Forward (http://raceforward.org), publisher of Colorlines (http://colorlines.com). The "Facing Race: Stories & Voices" series is produced by Race Forward's Jay Smooth & Rebekah Spicuglia, with interviews recorded by StoryCorps. Learn more at www.storycorps.org.

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