• Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity

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  • 2015 Racial Equity Agenda & Bill Watch

    Let's be clear.
  • OAP is now Voices for Racial Justice

    Celebrating a name change, as well as the journey that got us here...

    Read more about this journey
  • 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.

Our Voices

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Lives That Matter

By Elizer Darris Eli Darris is a BRIDGE partner who is incarcerated at Stillwater Correctional Facility.  I lost one of my closest friends to suicide back in 2008. Like me, he was certified as a juvenile by a court to serve a life sentence in the adult prison system. Like me, he had no previous…

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Youth Organizer Spotlight: Jocelyn

Youth Organizer Spotlights offer a chance to learn more about the youth who participate in our Youth Cultural Organizing Training (YCOT) — and be inspired by the energy, power, and wisdom they bring to our racial justice organizing community.     Name: Jocelyn Hernandez Age: 18 How do you self identify? I’m Mexican, indigenous too, and a cis-gendered…

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