facing race 2008

In 2008 I was asked to photograph the Applied Research Center’s Facing Race Conference in Oakland, CA. Social change makers from all over the country converged upon the west coast to take workshops, do trainings, while sharing their successes and challenges with topics running the gamut from immigration, food workers rights, the green movement, lgbtq issues, and more. ¬†Long days and nights but I was lucky to see a keynote speaker¬†Sherman Alexie, was present at all the plenary discussions, and ran around to a couple dozen breakout groups, and got to hear amazing music featuring grammy award winning artist Eddie Palmieri.

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