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Sunday, October 25 at 7 p.m. on your Twin Cities Public Television Minnesota Channel

Also Airing Nov. 1

1 a.m. - TPT MN
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1 p.m. - TPT MN

Meet Our Award Recipients

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VALERIE CASTILE is the CEO and president of The Philando Castile Relief Foundation, which works to help victims who have been affected by gun and police violence. Valerie eliminates racism and its effects by educating the public — including community groups, youth, police and elected officials. And it’s all done in memory of her son, Philando.

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RESMAA MENAKEM is a healer, author, therapist, self-described cultural trauma navigator, communal provocateur and coach. He has served in leadership positions at African American Family Services, the Wilder Foundation, as a certified Military and Family Life Consultant for the U.S. Armed Forces, as a trauma consultant in public schools and as a Cultural Somatics consultant for the Minneapolis Police Department.

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ALEX MILES is a recent graduate from the Twin Cities Academy. He is one of the founding members of the Racial Justice Club — an organization he felt was essential to making sure all students felt safe and valued. This year, Alex expanded his efforts outside of the school by engaging with community resources and organizations, extending his reach and his message. And he has made a difference.

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LESLIE REDMOND is the current president of the Minneapolis NAACP chapter, and the youngest president in the organization’s history. For the past three years, Leslie has worked with the chapter on elevating the Black community while pursuing a law degree and an MBA. She challenges the issues of mass incarceration, housing discrimination, health disparities and opportunity gaps for the poor and Black communities.

Meet Our Special Guest

Jonathan Capehart is a Pulitzer Prize-winning opinion columnist covering social issues, cultural issues, politics, and how the three intertwine. He is currently a member of the Washington Post editorial board, hosts the “Cape Up” podcast, and is a regular MSNBC contributor — among many, many other honors, experiences and accolades. We are thrilled to have Jonathan as our special guest to help us celebrate four Minnesotans striving for a just and equitable future.

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Valerie Castile speaking

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Join President & CEO Eric Jolly, Ph.D., and Senior Vice President of Operations & Learning Nadege Souvenir in a Q&A with our award recipients. This live Q&A event will immediately follow the premiere of the 14th Annual Facing Race Awards.

About the Awards

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.

"This is our life on the line, and until all of us are free, we are all still in bondage."
Leslie Redmond

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