• Mental Health in Color

    Our 2017 Youth Cultural Organizing Institute is developing a campaign rooted in mental health and healing in our communities.

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  • The Next Steps for Juvenile Justice

    We must invest in our youth. Read our Community-Sourced Juvenile Justice Alternatives

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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.

Our Voices

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Overcoming Racism Through Education Equity

On November 4, Voices for Racial Justice Senior Organizer Julia Freeman and Research and Policy Director Brett Grant presented a workshop at the Overcoming Racism conference at Metropolitan State University. Their workshop, entitled The Pathway to Education Equity is Paved with Community at the Center, drew over 30 participants who were hungry to develop solutions…

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Nurturing the Soil of Racial Justice Organizing: Our Emerging Strategic Plan

Next year, Voices for Racial Justice will be celebrating 25 years of working with our community to grow the organizing capacity to lead for change. Over those years we have adapted and shifted, and emerged differently as the work and conditions of our communities have demanded change. This willingness and ability to adapt in response…

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