The Overcoming Racism Conference is going virtual this year!

Friday November 13, 8 am – 4:30 pm & Saturday November 14, 9 am – 3:30 pm

Overcoming Racism: Taking Back “We the People” 

What does it mean to be “We the People” through an antiracist lens, in these times? How do we address the rise of right wing populism worldwide? In the USA, Brazil, the UK, Hungary and Turkey, right wing populism and neo-fascism are taking hold. In all cases, the divides are ethnic and cultural. In the USA, the fault lines are explicitly racialized. How do we take back, or claim for the first time in our history, the idea that “all means all” when we talk about “We the People”? 

Conference Keynote Presenters:

November 13th: Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.Noted Scholar on African American Culture & James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor.

November 14th: Funny Asian Women Kollective (FAWK). FAWK exists to combat the invisibility and dehumanization of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) women. 

The Overcoming Racism 2020 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. 

We are excited to announce that Birchbark Books will be partnering with us to sell Eddie S. Glaude Jr.’s new book Begin Again through the online marketplace on our virtual conference website once it is live. No need to wait though – they have it in stock now! We encourage you to buy it through Birchbark.

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Registration rates:

    • Both days, including morning plenary and two afternoon workshops each day: $125
    • Single day, including morning plenary and two afternoon workshops on one day: $65
    • Both days – student rate: $45
    • Single day – student rate: $25

As always, need-based partial scholarships are available – apply now using this form. Also as always, indigenous/Native persons can register and participate without payment.

Conference information & registration

From Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.:

A New America is Desperately Trying To Be Born

Why This Moment Demands Radical Politics