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Overcoming Racism Conference

The Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative’s (FREC) annual Overcoming Racism Conference took place virtually Nov. 12-13. Emceed by FREC member William Moore, the conference featured a keynote speech by Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Princeton University’s James S. McDonnel Distinguished Professor and chair of its department of African American Studies as well as the author of Democracy in Black and In a Shade of Blue. Other speakers and performers included the Funny Asian Women Kollective, a group founded to combat the invisibility and dehumanization of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American women; VocalEssence Singers of This Age, a dynamic group of young people from over twenty Twin Cities-area high schools who sing, move and write their own music, from classical to hip hop; Jim Bear Jacobs, a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation with degrees in Pastoral Studies and Christian Theology; and May Lee-Yang, a playwright, poet, prose writer and performance artist.

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