• No Justice No Peace

    Voices for Racial Justice releases its 2015-16 Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity

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    2016 Racial Justice Agenda and Bill Watch

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  • The Youth Cultural Organizing Institute (YCOI)

    The Youth Cultural Organizing Institute (YCOI) centers cultural strategy in an organizing training for youth of color ages 14-18.

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    We have launched the OUR MPLS Community Survey. This survey is a chance for ALL people in Minneapolis to speak up and say how they feel about racial equity in our city.

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  • OAP is now Voices for Racial Justice

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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.

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Racial Justice

With a Focus on Equity, What A Difference A Year Can Make

A little over a year ago, I met with Principal Halee Vang of Hmong International Academy (HIA) to tell her that her school had been selected by Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) to partner with Voices for Racial Justice and pilot the Education Equity Project that includes the Pathway to Education Equity Tool. She thought this…

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From Colorblind to Race Conscious: Two very different sets of metrics

By Jake Virden As the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB) announces it has been ranked the #1 park system in the country for a third straight year by the Trust for Public Land, now is a good time to share some observations from our perspective as the Parks and Power community campaign engaging the…

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