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Facing Race Awards Press Kit

Rose McGee standing in her kitchen

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Announces 17th Annual Facing Race Award Recipients

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2023 Facing Race Awards, honoring four Minnesota-based anti-racism advocates who have made notable strides toward fostering a state where all communities and people thrive. The award recipients are:

  • Trahern Crews
  • Rayona Kardell
  • Rose McGee
  • Asha Shoffner

Award recipient headshots and biographies are available for download.

Nominations for the Facing Race Awards are open to the public each year. The 2023 recipients were chosen by a selection panel made up of past Facing Race Award recipients. In addition to the award, each honoree will receive a grant for the nonprofit of their choice.

This year’s Facing Race award recipients will be celebrated during a 30-minute program streamed live at on October 12. The program will be hosted by President & CEO Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., and Chief Operating Officer Nadege Souvenir.

Established in 2007, the Foundation’s Facing Race Awards honor Minnesota’s anti-racism activists who work tirelessly to change the narrative on race and create communities where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

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We are excited to celebrate and hold up those in our community who are standing up against racism to make Minnesota a better place to live, work and grow.

Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D.

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Madeline Weis



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