The Partners for a Racism Free Community is holding their 11th annual conference centered on addressing issues of racial equity through connecting professionals across sectors to topical experts is coming up Monday, March 5, 12 noon to 6 p.m. at De Vos Place, downtown Grand rapids.

This year’s conference, Standing at the Intersection, will focus on intersectionality, and how racial bias often intersects with other aspects of an individual’s identity that can be marginalized- such as gender, sexuality, ability, religion and so forth- even within spaces they identify with.

Keynote Speaker for the event is Janet Mock, author of two memoirs, Redefining Realness (2014) and Surpassing Certainty (2017), the host of the conversation series, Never Before, a contributing editor and columnist for Allure, and a feminist intent on tackling stigma through storytelling.

Janet broke ground in 2014 with the release of her first book Redefining Realness, a pioneering and profound memoir which was the first biography written from the perspective of a young trans person. It debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list in 2014 and Janet was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for Super Soul Sunday. Her second book, Surpassing Certainty, a memoir about the years in her life when she was not public about being trans, was praised by Kirkus as a “defining chronicle of strength and spirit…brimming with liberated self-discovery.”

Take advantage of an Early Bird Special by purchasing your tickets before February 15th, and save money. BUY TICKETS HERE!