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Voices for Racial Justice

Voices for Racial Justice advances racial, cultural, social and economic justice in Minnesota through organizer training, strategic policy research and multi-racial convening. Our main activities are: •    Organizer and racial justice leadership training. We build the leadership capacity for a strong, bold and aligned movement for racial and economic justice in Minnesota. We have trained and supported more than 300 organizers, local organizations and policy leaders in community institutions. •    Research and analysis. We assess the potential racial and economic impact of key public policies, practices and decisions on communities of color. Our policy papers, racial equity agendas, Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity and other tools help communities and decision-makers align to advance racial equity. •    Convening and campaigns. We create the spaces through which diverse communities of color from multiple organizations develop shared messages, strategies and campaigns to address racial equity issues. These multiracial campaigns include the Education Equity Organizing Collaborative, OUR MPLS and Voices for Voting Rights.•    Organizer and racial justice leadership training. We build the leadership capacity for a strong, bold and aligned movement for racial and economic justice in Minnesota. We have trained and supported more than 300 organizers, local organizations and policy leaders in community institutions. •    Research and analysis. We assess the potential racial and economic impact of key public policies, practices and decisions on communities of color. Our policy papers, racial equity agendas, Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity and other tools help communities and decision-makers align to advance racial equity. •    Convening and campaigns. We create the spaces through which diverse communities of color from multiple organizations develop shared messages, strategies and campaigns to address racial equity issues. These multiracial campaigns include the Education Equity Organizing Collaborative, OUR MPLS and Voices for Voting Rights.

Concerned Citizens for Justice

Concerned Citizens for Justice (CCJ) was founded in 1982 in the wake of the Wadie Suttles case to address, publicize and protest police brutality in Chattanooga, TN. CCJ was reactivated in 2012 after the murder of Trayvon Martin by activists, students, union organizers in hopes of reenergizing the Black Liberation Movement in Chattanooga, TN.

Racial Justice Action Center

The Racial Justice Action Center is a multi-racial TLGBQ people of color led organization building the grassroots leadership and power of communities of color and low income communities in order to fight for- and win- political and social transformation in Georgia and the South. We engage in generative, holistic grassroots leadership development, savvy organizing and strategic policy advocacy rooted in deep political and historical analysis in order to advance our vision of a transformed society, where justice exists for all people.

Young Women United

Young Women United (YWU) leads reproductive justice organizing and policy initiatives by and for self-identified young women of color in New Mexico. We work to build communities where all people have access to the information, education, and resources needed to make real decisions about their own bodies and lives.

Somos un Pueblo Unido

Because we believe that every person should have the freedom to move in order to pursue a better life, Somos Un Pueblo Unido works to build a community that does not discriminate against people based on their national origin, that institutes humane migration policies, and that protects the human rights of everyone irrespective of where they are born or what documents they carry.

Center for Social Inclusion (Race Forward)

The Center for Social Inclusion works to identify and support policy strategies to transform structural inequity and exclusion into structural fairness and inclusion. They work with community groups and national organizations to develop policy ideas, foster effective leadership and develop communications tools for an opportunity-rich world in which we all will thrive no matter our race or ethnicity.

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

BAJI educates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice. Local BAJI Organizing Committees in New York, Georgia, California and Arizona build coalitions and initiate campaigns among communities to push for racial justice.

BAJI’s flagship project is the Black Immigration Network (BIN), a national alliance that brings together black-led organizations and programs to advance just immigration policies and promote cultural shifts our communities need. The BIN kinship provides a safe, communal space for diverse black communities to connect, engage and advocate for equality and justice for all.


The Praxis Project

The Praxis Project is a nonprofit movement support intermediary and an institution of color that supports organizing and change work at local, regional and national levels. Focused on movement building for fundamental change, their mission is to build healthy communities by changing the power relationships between people of color and the institutional structures that affect their lives.