Facing Race

Changing the Narrative

The Facing Race Awards honors individuals and organizations working to eliminate racism and its effects throughout the state of Minnesota. The awards are part of the Foundations' ongoing commitment to racial equity and offer the opportunity to recognize community members who are courageously transforming our region and state.

Nominations are submitted by members of the community and reviewed by a panel of community volunteers that also recommends finalists for recognition.

Our 2017 Facing Race awards honored Hamse Warfa and Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood; the keynote speaker was Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change, the nation's largest online racial justice organization. Gov. Mark Dayton officially declared Sept. 17, 2017 to be Facing Race Day in Minnesota.

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2017 Facing Race awards recipients photo

2017 Facing Race awards

Portrait of 2016 Facing Race Ambassador Award recipients

2016 Ambassador Awards

the 2015 ambassador award holders hold their awards

2015 Ambassador Awards

the 2014 ambassador award holders hold their awards

2014 Ambassador Awards

the 2013 ambassador award holders hold their awards

2013 Ambassador Awards

the 2012 ambassador award holders hold their awards

2012 Ambassador Awards

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