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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.

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Lesson Learned: The Necessary Power of an Outside Strategy

By Vina Kay and Jake Virden The question on the table had to do with how to define appointments and representation of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Calhoun-Harriet Master Plan. There was some agreement that the CAC process would be better with more voices from underrepresented communities involved in the planning. How could…

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Racial Justice

The Journey to Economic Equity Has a History and a Future: Part I History

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. This is Part I focused on history. Part II on the future coming soon.  Back in the early 90’s, a colleague and dear friend of mine in the…

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