Back to Listing

Flint Area Citizens to End Racism (FACTER)

Flint Public Library

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period December 1, 2004–June 30, 2006
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

Flint Area Citizens to End Racism (FACTER) is a group of local residents and organizations working to address racism in Flint and Genesee County. Since its inception, FACTER has developed action teams of individuals and organizations working to combat racism in specific areas — education, faith-based initiatives, health, housing, information/communication, regional politics and youth.Funding will enable FACTER to continue to build community-organizing skills; support volunteer leadership training; begin the process of updating its Web site and mailing list; develop a question-and-answer chat page for community response and an up-to-date bibliography for individuals interested in researching and understanding issues of race and ethnicity; pursue the idea of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission; work with a race-relations consultant to increase the organization’s capacity for self-assessment and communication; and create a public campaign to raise visibility in the community.