November 15th - 17th in Baltimore, MD – Facing Race is the largest national gathering of leaders, educators, journalists, artists, and activists on racial justice. At the 2012 conference in Baltimore, MD, attendees will share their knowledge on advocating for racial justice in all walks of life, with panels on topics such as the 2012 elections, the economy, arts & culture, LGBTIQ & sexuality, education reform, multiracial organizing, immigrant rights, and the development of racial justice leadership and training. Famed author Junot Díaz will deliver the keynote address.
November 30th - December 1st in Little Rock, AR – Join advocates from the Arkansas Opportunity to Learn Campaign for their 2012 summit in Little Rock! Panels and workshops will cover everything from policy issues such as access to pre-k, afterschool and summer programs to parent empowerment and youth leadership development. The Arkansas OTL is a coaltion of statewide organizations, community leaders, parents, studenets, educators, policy-makers and otheres who are committed to public education in Arkansas and dedicated to ensuring its viability.