African American Forum on Race and Regionalism

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The African American Forum on Race & Regionalism (AAFRR) "was initiated in 2002. The Forum is a collaborative project of the Sustainable Metropolitan Communities Initiative directed by Carl Anthony at the Ford Foundation. The three Co-chairs of the Forum are Angela Blackwell of PolicyLink; john powell of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, and Robert Bullard, of the Clark-Atlanta University Environmental Justice Resource Center. Sustainable Community Development Group, Inc. directed by Deeohn Ferris, is the Forum’s Secretariat.

"The Ford Foundation, AAFRR Co-Chairs and the Secretariat work collaboratively through the Forum to help broaden, strengthen and promote the involvement of African Americans and African American organizations in policy development, decisions and place-based projects." [1]



Resources and articles


  1. About Us, AAFRR, accessed July 8, 2007.