Overcoming Racism
Virtual Conference

Friday November 12th, 8 am – 4:30 pm


Saturday November 13th, 9 am – 3:30 pm

Organized and created by the volunteers of 

The Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC)


Friday November 12th

Keynote Speaker

Ruth Buffalo

with follow up round table discussion featuring local activists

Ruth Buffalo is a citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation. She is originally from Mandaree. Ruth has served in various capacities focused on building healthy and safe communities.

Ruth was elected into the North Dakota House of Representatives in 2018 and proudly serves the people of District 27 in south Fargo.

Saturday November 13th

Presentation viewing of 

PBS American Portrait
"I Rise"(Ep. 4)

Viewing & facilitated discussion with featured and local activists. 

View their bios below

Registration opens
October 4th

Become a conference volunteer and you can register for FREE!

We need your help preparing and putting on the conference. Find a role that fits your time and talents and sign up now. 

Click the button to the right of the page to access the volunteer recruitment document. Each role title links to a more complete role description. You will be provided with the information, training and support you need to succeed.

 All confirmed volunteers will be able to register for the 2021 Overcoming Racism Conference for free. 


Featured Activists...

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds!”

-Mexican proverb

Anisa Omar is a graduate from Minnesota State University Mankato with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Ethnic Studies. Anisa is committed to creating an equitable and just society for all individuals inclusive of race, religion, ethnicity, and socio-economic background. In her free time Anisa enjoys serving as a mentor for youth in her community and serving as a Governor-appointed Cabinet Member for the Young Women's Initiative where she is provided the opportunity to assist in creating policy changes that centers BIPOC.

Anisa Omar


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My Conference experience...

Ticket Prices

Review the ticket prices and options below.

The Overcoming Racism 2021 Conference aims to respond to our times in a way that reflects concern for the health and safety of conference attendees as a virtual event. As heartbreaking as that is to us who have found previous Overcoming Racism conferences to be viral in terms of information exchange, learning and relationship-building, we wish to keep our physical viral exchange to a minimum. And as it turns out, a virtual conference allows for even more voices, more learning and more relationship-building.

Two day

Attend both November 12th & 13th

Includes morning plenary and two afternoon workshops each day: $125

Student rate: $45

One Day

Attend either November 12th or November 13th

 Includes morning plenary and two afternoon workshops on one day: $65

Student rate: $25

Scholarships and Discount Rates

Need-based partial scholarships are available – apply now using this form.

 Indigenous/Native persons can register and participate without payment.

Please send questions to registration@overcomingracism.org