• 2015 Summer Youth Organizing Training

    July 20-August 14

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  • Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity

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  • 2015 Racial Equity Agenda & Bill Watch

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  • OAP is now Voices for Racial Justice

    Celebrating a name change, as well as the journey that got us here...

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  • Organizing

    We believe in the power of people to define barriers and create solutions.

  • Advocacy

    Along with a network of partners, we advocate for community-driven change

  • Policy

    Our organizing and policy tools help leaders see how to build racial equity.

Working with communities of color and American Indian communities to lead the way toward a more inclusive and equitable Minnesota.

What We Do

  • Organizing

    Grassroots community organizing is the core of our strategy. Our work is centered on racial justice and leadership training and organizing that brings multiracial and multicultural communities together to lead for change.

  • Advocacy

    Along with a network of partners, we advocate for change at all levels, in multiple settings. Through community-driven advocacy, we demonstrate how authentic community engagement makes for better policy.

  • Policy

    Our organizing and policy tools help leaders see how to build racial equity. Through this work, we push for the transparency and accountability among public leaders that is necessary to build racial justice together.

Our Voices

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Voices for
Racial Justice

The Journey to Economic Equity has a History and a Future: Part II

Director of Training Salvador Miranda reflects on the road to building economic equity with Minnesota’s Latino community, and how that history is paving the way to future development. Part II of a two-part story. Read Part I here.  Recently I visited with an emerging leader from a rural region who is joining others in an immigrant farmer…

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Racial Justice

Parks and Power

By Jake Virden, Hope Community Hope Community is a community development corporation rooted on the corner of Portland and Franklin in the Phillips Neighborhood of South Minneapolis and grounded in the practice of deep listening and engagement with neighborhood leaders. At Hope, people are not viewed as clients to be serviced, but as leaders to…

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