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Honoring Minnesota's
Anti-Racism Activists

The Facing Race Awards offer an annual recognition of anti-racism activists and organizations in Minnesota. They are a way to honor those in our community who challenge absent and harmful narratives on race, build solutions that unite, instead of divide, and push for justice and equity. Through these Awards, we celebrate and learn from those leading the way forward.

The Facing Race Awards, established in 2007, are just one way the Foundation advocates for equity.

2020 Facing Race Awards

Save the date for the 14th annual Facing Race Awards:
October 1, 2020

2019 Facing Race Award Winners holding their awards

Nominations Open

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their commitment to racial equity and anti-racism efforts in Minnesota? Nominate that person for the Facing Race Awards. Award recipients are nominated by the community, and up to six will be recognized.

Each award recipient will receive a grant to benefit a Minnesota nonprofit of their choice and be recognized at the Facing Race Awards ceremony on October 1.

The nomination period will be open from June 15 to July 2.

Past Facing Race Awards

Past Award Recipients

Meet our previous Facing Race Award recipients.

2019 Awards Photo Gallery

Check out photos from our 2019 Facing Race Awards.

Questions about Facing Race? Get in touch.

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