Facing Race Awards Press Kit
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Announces 17th Annual Facing Race Award Recipients
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2023 Facing Race Awards, honoring four Minnesota-based anti-racism advocates who have made notable strides toward fostering a state where all communities and people thrive. The award recipients are:
- Trahern Crews
- Rayona Kardell
- Rose McGee
- Asha Shoffner
Nominations for the Facing Race Awards are open to the public each year. The 2023 recipients were chosen by a selection panel made up of past Facing Race Award recipients. In addition to the award, each honoree will receive a grant for the nonprofit of their choice.
This year’s Facing Race award recipients will be celebrated during a 30-minute program streamed live at FacingRace.org on October 12. The program will be hosted by President & CEO Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., and Chief Operating Officer Nadege Souvenir.
Established in 2007, the Foundation’s Facing Race Awards honor Minnesota’s anti-racism activists who work tirelessly to change the narrative on race and create communities where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.
“ We are excited to celebrate and hold up those in our community who are standing up against racism to make Minnesota a better place to live, work and grow.”
Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D.