Call for Proposals 2023

Call for Proposals 2023

National Race Amity Conference

The National Center for Race Amity is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for Presenters at the 2023 National Race Amity Conference. 

Dates: November 9-11, 2023

Location: Atlanta Westin Airport Hotel

Conference Theme: “Race Amity: Moving from Concept to Action”

The concept of Race Amity has been around for more than a century, and many people understand it to be a cross-racial, collaborative methodology for approaching racial healing.  But how practical is it?  Can we really use this approach to address real world organizational and societal challenges?  Is it too “soft” to address the difficult trials that we face today?

Our focus this year will be on exactly that challenge: creating cultures in organizations and society that use Amity as a strategic approach.  We are seeking presentations that show how Race Amity can be a strategic tool for creating a greater sense of belonging and inclusion within organizations. Presentations should focus on this methodology and explore specific means of translating it into real life actions. What are the strategies that you use to apply Race Amity? What are the challenges? We want presentations to address real world application of the tools of Race Amity and the processes involved.

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Submission Guidelines

  • Submission Deadline: June 5, 2023
  • Selection Decision Notification: July 15, 2023
  • Presenter proposals should focus on initiatives that demonstrate how Race Amity is enacted and used as a tool, e.g. cross-racial friendship and collaboration leading to service, engagement and promoting access for all.
  • The workshops/presentations sessions can be up to 75 minutes in length, including time for attendee interaction, discussion and Q&A.
  • All sessions will be in person at the Atlanta Westin Airport Hotel. The workshops will not have a virtual component. Only plenaries will be live-streamed.
  • Sessions will take place during concurrent breakout blocks on Friday and Saturday morning, Nov. 10-11. You may be asked to present 2 times. Please arrange your schedule to be available during Friday/Sat morning.
  • Conference registration fees will be waived for presenters.
  • Lodging will be provided for presenters on Thursday and Friday night, Nov 9-10.
  • Presenters will receive all conference-provided meals, including the Medal of Honor Awards dinner on Thursday evening.
  • Presenters will provide their own transportation to and from Atlanta. There is a free airport shuttle to and from the hotel.
  • Authored Material: Presenters are invited to share Amazon links to authored materials, and other websites to products related to their session. They may provide some samples of their materials to the Bookstore for purchase, if arranged ahead of time.

Download Call for Proposals in PDF format.


Please fill out the form below and submit by June 5, 2023

Workshop/Breakout Ideas

  • Race Amity: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Partnerships
  • Case Histories of Collaboration, Partnerships and Amity Across Sectors
  • The High Points of the Movement to Equality and Recognition.
  • Collaboration in The Arts: Our Common Identity
  • Models/Examples of Successful Local/Regional/National/Global Collaborations
  • Race Amity Day Commemoration Partnerships
  • High School and College/University Collaborations with Race Amity work.
  • Calls to action
  • Promoting Insight for action in bridging the racial divide