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    Explore our new voter guide for the Minneapolis city election, ThisIsMpls.com. It is a collaboration with Pollen Midwest and Rhymesayers, and seeks to raise awareness of the election in communities that don't usually vote.

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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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  • This is Our Mpls

    In order to find the solutions that we need, we need to go beyond talk and make substantial policy changes.

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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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Ashley
Fairbanks

‘Not For Human Consumption’ – What are they feeding the inmates in our prisons?

Bridging the Gap is a biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. This piece originally appeared in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. While conducting interviews with formerly incarcerated men for a community-based research project about health equity during incarceration, I have heard many examples of how…

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Ashley
Fairbanks

Two voices: Our liberation is bound together

Originally published in the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder  By Vina Kay and Kevin Reese Vina: Kevin’s warm laugh reached me through our phone connection. “You’re reading my mind again!” he said. “How does that happen?” It was one of our many exchanges over the phone, that line of communication that has kept us whole and alive in…

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