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presented by Embrey Family Foundation
Monday, February 17, 2014 - Dallas, TX
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Triumph of the Spirit Award

Greetings from SMU and the Embrey Human Rights Program!

It is my honor to announce that the Embrey Human Rights Program has established a human rights award entitled Triumph of the Spirit. This award is designed to recognize an individual whose life and efforts have been and are currently devoted to the defense, protection, and advocacy of human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This award represents the interconnected spirit of humanitarians around the world and a shared longing to support all of humanity.
Because of your work and advocacy in the human rights community, I would like to ask you for assistance in identifying and nominating worthy candidates for this award.

There is no such thing as a lesser person.


Rick Halperin
Director, Embrey Human Rights Program more...

September 18, 2013
Lyria Howland       214-642-0397

Minerva Rodriquez 214-632-9035


September 18, 2013 - Dallas, TX ---- In November 2012, representatives from The Embrey Family Foundation and The Boone Family Foundation attended the Applied Research Center’s national conference called Facing Race. Their goal was to better understand the barriers to equity that they frequently experienced in their local work and find ways to build racial equity capacity for their grantees.
Foundations are in the business of making change by identifying issues and building the capacity to impact those issues through their grantees. “Every community has a unique history and unique challenges related to race. Racial inequity is an underlying barrier for our foundations’ work in areas of arts and culture, education and human rights,” said Lauren Embrey of The Embrey Family Foundation.
There is great value in exchanging ideas and best practices with others across the country that are doing this work. The Applied Research Center (ARC) advances racial justice through media, research and leadership development. ARC will host their 2014 Facing Race Conference in Dallas from November 13-15, 2014. In addition to highlighting a Southern perspective for Facing Race attendees, the 2014 conference will offer the local community unprecedented access to information and resources on racial equity. more...

Save The Date: 2014 Facing Race
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Facing Race is coming to Dallas, TX from November 13-15, 2014
Facing Race is the largest national, multi-racial gathering of leaders, educators, journalists, artists, and activists on racial justice. Over 1,400 of you joined us in Baltimore as we reflected on 30 years of racial justice work and strategized for the future. We came away inspired by your energy, insights, and passion. We're looking forward to 2014 already!

We are very excited to announce that the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University will be joining as a central partner in Facing Race 2014. The merger of Facing Race with Kirwan's own Transforming Race conference allows us to provide an even better Facing Race to our shared community.

If you had a great time at 2012 Facing Race, let everyone know. Make a donation to help us continue the work of Facing Race, or share your experiences on Facebook. If you weren't able to join us before, start planning for 2014. We can't wait to see you in Dallas! | 3624 N Hall St. Suite 720 Dallas, TX 75219 | 214-206-3577