Facing Race

Changing the Narrative

Join Us for the 2019 Facing Race Awards

5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel

11 E Kellogg Boulevard

Great River Ball Room

Saint Paul, MN 55105

5:30-6:30 p.m. - Reception & appetizers

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Award Ceremony & program featuring keynote address from Representative Ruth Buffalo and performance by ShapeShift

Please RSVP by September 9, 2019

This is a free event that is open to the public. Capacity is limited, so please register to secure your place.

Meet Ruth Buffalo

About Keynote Speaker Ruth Buffalo

Share an evening with Ruth Buffalo, whose election in 2018 made history as she became the first Native American woman elected to North Dakota’s legislature, overcoming an opponent who had passed a voter ID law that made it harder for Native Americans to vote.

Ruth is a public health professional and educator. She is the former Chair of the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition and recipient of National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s 40 under 40 leadership award.

Her consultant and independent contract work has included: ACLU of ND, Honor the Earth, Sacred Pipe Resource Center, MHA Nation and First Nations Women’s Alliance. Her work has spanned research and advocacy, community capacity-building and continued reconciliation efforts through education. She is also a citizen of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation, and descendant of the Chiricahua band of Apache.

Join us on September 19 to hear Ruth’s perspective on reclaiming the power of our stories and important role they play in equity work.

Register today

Past awards events

Bo Thao-Urabe and Otis Zanders with 2018 Facing Race awards

2018 Facing Race awards

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations announced Bo Thao-Urabe and Otis Zanders as recipients of the 2018 Facing Race Awards. The awardees were recognized at a public ceremony on October 1 at the University of St. Thomas.

Meet the 2018 recipients
2017 Facing Race awards recipients photo

2017 Facing Race awards

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations announced Hamse Warfa and the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood as recipients of the 2017 Facing Race Awards. The awardees were recognized at a public ceremony on September 18 at The Ordway Center for Performing Arts.

Meet the 2017 recipients
Portrait of 2016 Facing Race Ambassador Award recipients

2016 Facing Race Awards

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations hosted a celebration honoring anti-racism activists in Minnesota. We honored six individuals working to build communities where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

Meet the 2016 recipients
the 2015 ambassador award holders hold their awards

2015 Facing Race Awards

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations hosted a celebration honoring anti-racism activists in Minnesota. We honored six individuals working to build communities where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

Meet the 2015 recipients
the 2014 ambassador award holders hold their awards

2014 Facing Race Awards

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations hosted a celebration honoring anti-racism activists in Minnesota. We honored six individuals working to build communities where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

Meet the 2014 recipients
the 2013 ambassador award holders hold their awards

2013 Facing Race Awards

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations hosted a celebration honoring anti-racism activists in Minnesota. We honored six individuals working to build communities where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

Meet the 2013 recipients

 

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