• 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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  • OAP is now Voices for Racial Justice

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  • BRIDGE Families: Building a Bridge from Prison to the Community

    Join BRIDGE Partners, Voices for Racial Justice, and families with incarcerated loved ones to build a bridge from prison to the community. Hear from the people most impacted by our system of incarceration and community leaders.

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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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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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Ashley
Fairbanks

A look at the life that landed the writer in prison and a lost world recaptured

Join us to celebrate the release of the book of one of our BRIDGE organizers, Zeke Caliguri. Monday, October 24, 2016 6:00 PM – Doors open 7:00 PM – Program Open Book’s Target Performance Hall 1011 S Washington Ave Minneapolis, MN 55415 A reception will follow the program RSVP to: http://z.umn.edu/whereiam

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