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  • Voices for Racial Justice

    Voices for Racial Justice works statewide – because communities of color and American Indian communities live throughout Minnesota – to break down the systemic barriers that limit access to opportunities and equitable outcomes.

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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

Finding Hope As A Lifer

Bridging The Gap is a biweekly column in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. Seeing life in a better light from the vantage point from which I now stand [as an inmate in the Rush City Correctional Facility] hasn’t always been easy, especially…

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Ashley
Fairbanks

Staff Blog: Community School to Prison Pipeline and Education Equity School Board Candidate Forum

From Julia Freeman: On October 13, 2016 VRJ along with, BRIDGE incarcerated leaders, their families, MIGIZI Communication, HOPE Community Inc., Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, Hispanic Advocacy Community Empowerment through Research, League of Women Voters, and Solutions Not Suspension Coalition. Hosted a youth lead Prison to School Pipeline and Education Equity Community School to Prison Pipeline…

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