April 17, 2014 - In This Issue:


Dallas Faces Race
The beginning of a sustainable forum on race in Dallas. The forum will bring together organizations to actively build their capacity to address racial equity and make change.     #Dfacesrace             
Memories that Change Us
Garrett Boone: Chairman Emeritus of The Container Store
Garrett shares his experience growing up in a completely segregated world and the memories that changed him while he was a camp counselor in 1964.

"I have also realized, that in order to create a racially fair society, I need to be intentional in my action toward those of other races. Intentionally inclusive, intentional in understanding the impact of my actions, as well as the actions of my own social groups, my institutions, and the collective impact of all of those. "   
Watch: This our forth installment of Memories that Change Us.
Join us for our DFR Partner Convening
Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Latino Cultural Center
Who should attend?  DFR Partner Organization Representatives, Subscribers, and Facing Race Conference Host Committee Members.
Select one of the links below to Register by May 13.
  • Results of the 2014 DFR Partner Survey
  • Presentation by Race Forward President Rinku Sen on the Racial Equity Impact Analysis.
  • Several DFR Partners  discuss implementation of racial justice training at their organizations.
  • Program update and scholarship info for Facing Race 2014 Conference coming to Dallas
  • Box Lunch and Discussion
Meeting Only 10am–11:30am
Meeting, Lunch, and Table Top Discussions 10am–12:30pm
Remembering a Racial Justice Pioneer

Dallas Attorney Louis A. Bedford, II

Louis A. Bedford, II became the first black to serve on Dallas' municipal court in 1966. In 1968 he was the fourth black attorney to join the Dallas Bar Association.

He passed away this month, at age 88, after a long battle with prostate cancer. 
He was an avid supporter of  the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and the J. L. Turner Legal Society. Both Partner organizations with 
Dallas Faces Race. We honor his memory and legacy.
**Things to Watch**

--> Think with Krys Boyd features DFR
A Discusion with NPR science correspondent, Shankar Vedantam
This KERA feature highlights Dallas Faces Race, as a forum generating ongoing conversation within the city about the topic of racial equity. The feature notes the participation of national experts that are taking part in our forums. This piece includes discussion with NPR science correspondent Shankar Vedantam.
Listen as he reports on what he’s done on the subject and about how people’s opinions about race change over time.
** Things to Do **

--> The Masks of Sor Juana by Miguel Sabido

April 17 - May 17, 2014 at Teatro Dallas  
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm/Sundays at 3pm
Travel with us through time and witness the life and work of a woman who wore many masks to survive! 

“The Masks of Sor Juana” will give you different perspectives on the life of this timeless writer!

Purchase Tickets and Learn More.
--> Last Chance: We Are Proud to Present a Presentation
 Now through April 19, 2014 at the Undermain Theater
As the actors dive further in, this inventive new play from Jackie Sibblies Drury becomes a hilarious and head-spinning nightmare of identity. 

... what do they really know about being black Africans under German colonization? Is it possible to identify with the victims of history? What about the villains? 
There is danger in the game they’re playing, and fraught racial histories threaten to tear the troupe apart.  Buy your tickets for these last remaining shows.
--> Apply to the DanceXchange 2014 Summer Institute
 Work study and scholarships are available
The Institute will gather a wide range of artists and organizers from acrosss the nation and our local community to make this work possible.

Participants will engage in a creative research process for a new work premiering in November during the Facing Race Conference. 
Click here for information about registration or the work-study and scholarship applications.
**Things to Read**

--> We Includes Me, a Book Review
by Rinku Sen
Ward's central question is:  "Are we doing this to ourselves, or is someone else responsible?"

The system contains both overt and covert forms of racial discrimination that abandon whole communities...

Yet these choices are so often based on profound ignorance about, and often downright hostility toward, the communities that suffer the consequences of systemic racism.

Read more from Rinku Sen.
--> Race for Results, a Scorecard on Children's Progress
 A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation
This report unveils the Race for Results index, which shows the nation has much ground to cover to ensure that all children are positioned to thrive.

The report raises concerns that African-American, Latino, American Indian and some subgroups of Asian-American children face profound barriers to success — and calls for an urgent, multisector approach to develop solutions. 

Read the Article. Download the report.
Dallas Faces Race is the beginning of a sustainable forum on race in Dallas. The forum will bring together organizations to actively build their capacity to address racial equity and make change.     #Dfacesrace

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