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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.

Asamblea de Derechos Civiles

Asamblea, as an organization of faith, takes social responsibility in establishing a structure of power with cultural discipline and a just conscience of our Latino community, that can influence the political process in accordance with our values, principles, and interests. Asamblea will cultivate leaders through transformational trainings and mentorship programs, tools that we will use to carry out our plans, strategies and actions directed by our base and with the mentorship of experienced leaders that will assure that our future generations continue this work for social justice.

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.

Arts & Democracy

Arts & Democracy helps build a movement of work that cross-fertilizes arts and culture, participatory democracy, and social justice. We do this through cultural organizing, capacity building, artist residencies, and by shaping policy and creating spaces for reflection and connection. Our focus is on historically disenfranchised communities. We put arts and culture on agendas where it hasn’t been before, connect artists, activists, and policymakers who wouldn’t otherwise know each other, and create the connective tissue and generative environment needed for transformative collaborations to succeed.

Center for Social Inclusion

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 is an education and advocacy group comprised of African Americans and black immigrants from Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean. It was founded in April 2006 in response to the massive outpouring of opposition of immigrants and their supporters to the repressive immigration bills then under consideration by the U.S. Congress.