Strengthening communities and movements through shared learning and training that uplifts the organizing, leadership, and visions of people working to achieve racial justice.
Our training and leadership development at Voices for Racial Justice comes from a long history of investing in emerging leadership of organizers in Minnesota. We offer training in community cohorts and on a contract basis. For years our organizing training has focused on racial justice analysis, relationship-building opportunities, and practical skill-building for organizers working for racial, cultural, social, and economic justice in Minnesota. In the last couple years we have deepened our commitment to an ecological model of organizing that values the importance of many people and their differing roles in systems change and movement work. We train individuals and organizations to strengthen their tools in effecting transformative change for racial justice.
Our Cohort Model prioritizes deep relationship building across BIPOC communities using cultural and healing strategies to support leaders in building restorative organizing. Our cohorts have included: Parent Education Equity Fellowship, Greater Visions Duluth and Worthington cohorts, Youth Organizing Institute, and Statewide Community Organizing cohorts.
Let Our Ancestors Lead Training Toolkit, coming in 2020 is a movement strategy toolkit with interactive workshops developed by our team based on years of training and facilitating with BIPOC communities. It centers an ecosystem, soil-tending model for racial justice, building power and co-creating healing and cultural strategies. Our modules include:
1) The Art of Facilitation & Leading Community Visioning
2) Hosting Gracious Space
3) Community Research & Policy
4) Narrative & Storytelling
5) Cultural Evaluation
6) Healing & Cultural Strategy
7) Restorative Grassroots Organizing
Our vision is to strengthen a local root system connecting leaders building restorative movements for racial justice.
Contracted Training Services: Voices has been contracted and consulted by coalitions, organizations, government, grassroots organizers and individuals to lead trainings, facilitate processes and more. We provide a sliding scale fee for service you can find here.
Are you interested in learning more about our Trainings and Contracted services? Email Gabriella Anais Deal-Marquez at firstname.lastname@example.org today.