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    2016 Racial Justice Agenda and Bill Watch

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  • OAP is now Voices for Racial Justice

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    It's time to take ownership in the power of our stories and resilience of our voices. Let's build powerful narratives that cross the boundaries of arts, culture, media,and organizing. Join us for 2 days of networking, visioning and learning around media change and racial justice with Voices for Racial Justice and the Media Action Grassroots Network. Sliding Scale workshop Saturday 5/21 9-5:30 Mixer Friday 5/20 5-8h

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    We have launched the OUR MPLS Community Survey. This survey is a chance for ALL people in Minneapolis to speak up and say how they feel about racial equity in our city.

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  • The Youth Cultural Organizing Institute (YCOI)

    The Youth Cultural Organizing Institute (YCOI) centers cultural strategy in an organizing training for youth of color ages 14-18.

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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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Racial Justice

Amplifying Our Voices for Racial Justice

For weeks leading up to my fourth birthday I listened to Radio Cultural Campesina with anticipation. My mom had promised me a shout out, and no present could get me more amped than that. Mexican community radio in the 90s was about power to the people. It was resistance wrapped up in laughter, corridos, and…

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Racial Justice

Racial Equity Bill Watch: It’s Not Too Late for Racial Equity in Minnesota

By Brett Grant and David Gilbert-Pederson The Minnesota State Legislature convened on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Two days later, Voices for Racial Justice held a rally across the street from the State Capitol to celebrate the release of the 2016 Racial Equity Agenda, a 16 page policy blueprint for a more equitable Minnesota. More than…

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