Sacramento Faces Race (SFR) is a grassroots, all volunteer, unfunded community project dedicated to providing opportunities for greater conversations around race and the Black American experience. It was conceived and is managed by Lynn Berkley of Folsom, who is thrilled with last year’s outcome and is excited for this year's event.
Last year, thousands participated with their community organizations, religious groups, and student bodies to discuss the underpinnings of what has become a constant societal discussion—racism. This year, the second annual Sacramento Faces Race weekend will be October 27-30. Taking place at sites like the Sacramento Public Libraries, Folsom Lake College, coffee houses, and houses of worship, SFR continues to deliver its promise to be the country’s largest Teach-In ever to address systemic racism.
The goal of the weekend is to recognize and understand systemic racism from the Black-American experience and perspective. To learn how it operates. To see how it affects individuals and our communities. And to provide a springboard for positive and equitable change. Participants are invited to professionally facilitated panel discussions, creative programming opportunities like last year’s very successful Hip Hop Green Dinner, or to simply download a self-directed discussion.