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Changing the Narrative

Join us for the Facing Race Awards

Monday, October 1, 2018
5-6 p.m. - Reception & appetizers
6 p.m. - Program featuring keynote address from Duchess Harris

 University of St. Thomas
Anderson Student Center
James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall
2115 Summit Avenue| Saint Paul | MN 55105

Please RSVP by September 19, 2018 
Admission is free; seating is limited; reservations are required.

About keynote speaker Duchess Harris

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations are pleased to announce that noted scholar and author Duchess Harris will join us in Saint Paul for the 2018 Facing Race Awards. 

Harris is a tenured professor and chair of the American studies department at Macalester College, and is a scholar of contemporary African American history and political theory.

She holds a Juris Doctorate and has expertise in civil rights law and received the "Profiles in Courage" award from The Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers in 2015. Harris is currently a member of Governor Mark Dayton's Board of Public Defense.

She is the author of several academic books, including Racially Writing the Republic: Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations of American Identity, and Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Trump.

Harris is also the curator of the Duchess Harris Collection, which has more than 40 books written for children from 3rd to 12th grade, including Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA and Black Lives Matter.

Past Awards Events

2017 Facing Race awards recipients photo

2017 Facing Race awards

Portrait of 2016 Facing Race Ambassador Award recipients

2016 Facing Race Awards

the 2015 ambassador award holders hold their awards

2015 Facing Race Awards

the 2014 ambassador award holders hold their awards

2014 Facing Race Awards

the 2013 ambassador award holders hold their awards

2013 Facing Race Awards

the 2012 ambassador award holders hold their awards

2012 Facing Race Awards

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