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Racial equity resource directory

Below is a listing of racial equity programs and training providers serving workplaces, civic organizations, educational institutions, faith communities, and anyone working to combat racism and increase cultural competence.

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Achieving Cultural Competency Consulting Services

Achieving Cultural Competence strives to put change in motion. Cultural competence, inclusion learnings, and inclusive tools and methods assist organizations and communities to live and work effectively in a multicultural society. Services include consultation, social research, civic engagement, facilitation, training, and dialogue convening models. Languages include Spanish, Somali and Hmong.

African American Registry

Teacher's Forum
African American Registry addresses white privilege, anti-racism and cultural competency in community agencies, businesses, schools and colleges through conferences, K-12 curricula, and more. Affordable workshops offer groups an unmatched journey of truth and reconciliation with narrative assistance and a 'Circle Group' process (web, phone, and in-person formats).

AMAZE

AMAZEworks creates equity and belonging for all. AMAZEworks supports healthy identities and respect across differences by working at the intersections of anti-bias education, diversity/inclusion, and social emotional learning. Based in research and best practices, AMAZEworks provides anti-bias education curricula, tools, training, and equity consulting for schools, communities, and organizations.

American Indian Resource Center

The AIRC is a tribal, community and student services building with classes in Indian Studies, Ojibwe language and Ojibwe art. AIRC has classrooms, a computer lab, special event facilities and office space for Native American staff and faculty. AIRC also provides retention counseling and community and professional programs and trainings.

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

The Miller Early Childhood Initiative
Anti-Defamation League's A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute: Miller Early Childhood Initiative provides anti-bias training and resources. Interactive workshops and curriculum help families, teachers and caregivers create sustained bias-free classrooms and homes encouraging children to appreciate diversity at an age when seeds of hate may take root.

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE™
Today's youth require school environments promoting respect, inclusiveness & civility. At A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE, we offer a variety of training programs for pre-K through 12th grade school communities - educators, administrators, youth, families - focusing on development of inclusive culture and respectful school climate by addressing bias and bullying.

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

The A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE (R) Institute
Anti-Defamation League's A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE ® Institute provides anti-bias training and resources for educators, parents, students and all members in the community. Interactive workshops and curriculum help families, teachers and caregivers create sustained bias-free classrooms and homes encouraging children to appreciate diversity at any age.

Antiracism Study Dialogue Circles (ASDIC) Partnership

Antiracism Study Dialogue Circles are intensive, in-depth study and dialogue focused on systemic, institutional, and cultural racism, and provide a guided series of readings to deepen participants' understanding of racism, capacity to identify white norms, privileges, and power structures; and foster community and antiracist consciousness and action.

Ashlee Consulting LLC

Aeriel and Kyle Ashlee, co-founders of Ashlee Consulting, provide engaging keynotes and trainings on vulnerability, identity, and storysharing as tools to foster space for bold conversations. They are award-winning authors of VITAL: A Torch for Your Social Justice Journey, a book for incorporating social justice into everyday life.

BE MSP

Make It MSP - BE MSP Workplace Toolkit
A toolkit for sparking conversations and building an inclusive culture in the workplace. This toolkit is about shifting the focus of diversity efforts from an exercise in risk mitigation to a source for growth. This initiative is about unlocking the full potential of every individual, no matter their background or identity, and creating an environment where people thrive. When organizations achieve a truly inclusive culture, they achieve higher financial performance, have a more satisfied workforce, and attract the best talent.

Carlyle Brown

Acting Black: Demystifying Racism
60 minute solo performance created to inspire open and honest conversations about race and diversity followed by a facilitated discussion.

Charities Review Council

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit is an affordable, organization-focused, self-administered assessment for organizations wishing to build a more effective and reflective organization from the inside out. It’s made up of three distinct parts, and is intended to assess three important components of an organization: people, processes, and power structures.

Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc. (CJMM)

CJMM, Inc. Scholarship and Speakers Bureau
CJMM offers tours, events, advocacy, speakers, and educational materials to discuss events around the Duluth lynching and current racism. DVDs "Bringing the Truth to Light: A Community Forum on Racism Today" and "Racial Equity in Education" are available. CJMM hosts an annual dinner to recognize people committed to racial justice.

Commonsense Consulting@Work

Commonsense Consulting@Work
CommonSense Consulting@Work provides its clients with strategies and solutions that foster workplace inclusion, engagement and performance. CSC partners with clients that have to address the change in customer and employee demographics as well as workplace culture and environment. CSC provides the tools and strategies to value, respect and leverage diversity and allow clients to achieve their business plans. CSC provides value-added scheduling, services, and collaborative relationships for the right price point.

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Diversity, Countering Islamophobia, Know Your Rights, Voter Registration, and more
Minnesota's only Muslim civil rights advocacy organization, CAIR-MN trainings include Islam and Muslim community, Somali community/culture, diversity and inclusion, media, and civil rights. "Positive Interactions," an annual day-long seminar for employers and law enforcement, has trained almost all major Minnesota corporations on Islamophobia and religious accommodation.

Create CommUNITY

Learning Circles
Create CommUNITY Learning Circles project offers varying levels of anti-racism and intentional social interaction activities to address systemic change using an anti-racism analysis in Central Minnesota.

Crossroads AntiRacism Organizing & Training

Minnesota Collaborative AntiRacism Initiative (MCARI)
MCARI assists organizations to develop capacity to address racism as a systemic issue by equipping internal leadership with tools for individual & institutional transformation. MCARI offers introductory & comprehensive workshops on the systemic institutionalized dynamics of racism (including manifestations that limit full institutional potential) and dismantling strategies. See also www.crossroadsantiracism.org

Cultural Diversity Resources

Cultural Diversity Resources provides customized cultural competency & diversity training and cultural presentations. Serves Fargo Moorhead communities in Cass County, ND and Clay County in MN.

Cultural Providers Network

The Cultural Providers Network (CPN) is a coalition of providers for children and families of color, institutions of higher learning and Minnesota policy professionals. Current membership includes professionals from approximately twenty agencies. CPN's Mission is to build and sustain a network of diverse communities and organizations with a special interest in culture and ethnicity in order to promote policies, practices, standards and research that improve the health of children and their families and communities with a focus on behavioral health.

CultureBrokers LLC

CultureBrokers LLC provides customized solutions to for-profit, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations wanting to improve their outcomes with culturally diverse employees, customers, and communities. Our approach makes your success inevitable by harnessing the dynamism of diversity and employing breakthrough rules of change. Our committed clientele experience quick, effective, and sustainable results.

Dakota County Technical College

Multicultural Leadership
DCTC has embraced diversity as one of the institution's most important priorities. Multicultural Leadership Diploma (MLD) program aims to improve enrollment and graduation rates of student populations historically underserved and underrepresented in higher education. The program embraces the challenge to enhance the professional advancement of minorities in Minnesota.

Diversity Council

Spark! workshops
Spark! "Connecting People, Igniting Change" is a comprehensive series of age-appropriate, anti-bias workshops that focus on respecting human differences. Workshops are presented in collaboration with area public and private schools.

EdChange

EdChange is an award-winning and internationally recognized collaboration of facilitators, activists, and educators, two based in the Twin Cities. EdChange creates and facilitates workshops on anti-racism, cultural competence, and white privilege, working to push the conversation beyond "heroes and holidays" and toward a genuine examination of how racism permeates our lives.

Facing Race: A Renewed Commitment to Racial Equity

The Saint Paul Foundation & Minnesota Community Foundation
The board and staff of The Saint Paul Foundation and Minnesota Community Foundation, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners affiliates, have adopted a new racial equity framework that deepens our commitment and infuses racial equity in all of our roles as community foundations.The Facing Race racial equity framework builds upon our decades-long focus on racial equity and outlines how racial equity is prioritized in decision-making and activities across the organizations. The Foundations would like to share their framework and approach to racial equity with individuals and organizations that are interested in this work.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Rochester

Racial Justice Task Group
The Racial Justice Task Group, formed in 2007, comprises members of the Unitarian Universalist Church as well as other members of the Rochester community concerned with issues of racial justice.

Greater Minneapolis Community Connections

Understanding Poverty and Privilege Workshops
GMCC engages groups in training, discussion, and critical thinking to foster greater understanding of the narratives, systems, and complexities surrounding poverty and other structural injustices in our communities. We provide our nationally recognized workshops for employees of several organizations including Catholic Charities and the Minnesota Department of Human Services

HarmonyWorks Training Institute

Inter-Cultural Collaboration and Leadership Series
This experiential, 20-40 hour course engages youth, community leaders, and organizers to build relationships, dispel misinformation, expose cultural myths, increase emotional intelligence, and build authentic collaborations. Exercises examine 'individual' cultural conditioning, 'community' norms, and 'institutional' practices. Other work includes nonprofit capacity-building, social/economic development, and racial equity advocacy.

Healing Roots

Healing Roots creates learning opportunities for people of European heritage to become more aware of our culture and history, including whiteness and European root cultures, in order to become agents of change in creating a healthy society and create space for other ways of knowing. We offer workshops (fee) and discussions (no charge).

Higher Education Anti-Racism Team (HEART)

HEART is a regional collaborative for exploring strategies, sharing best practices and addressing challenges. HEART is built on a community organizing model, focusing on systemic institutional change toward being anti-racist and multicultural. Members include St. Cloud State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, North Dakota State University, and Bethel University.

Hispanic Health Network

The Hispanic Health Network is a consulting and alliance of organizations.

Inclusion Network

Inclusion Network Training Team
The Inclusion Network is an affiliation of organizations and individuals that provides access to learning opportunities, dialogues, and experiences that support actions towards equality and justice to strengthen our communities. Inclusion Network offers training and consulting topics in Diversity and Inclusion, Antiracism, and more.

Inclusive Educators, LLC

Inclusive Educators is an inclusivity and equity focused evaluation company.Through research on whiteness, race, gender, and sexuality, Inclusive Educators uses evaluation as a tool to disrupt systems of inequity.

Interculturalist, LLC

Interculturalist believes in the power of an interculturally mature future. Whether it be for work, play, family, or society, we commit to making positive impact through bringing effective training and coaching, insightful assessment and consulting, and innovative educational programs and tools for individuals and organizations.

Islamic Resource Group

IRG is a speakers bureau that builds bridges through education and awareness about the Muslim community. Muslims are one of the most diverse faith communities in the world. IRG's presentations are designed to get people thinking about the assumptions we make about each other and how to challenge them.

Jewish Community Action

Racial Justice
Community Education: JCA offers workshops, training, classes, and programs to the Jewish community to increase understanding and to take action on racial justice, white privilege, dual identity, and anti-racism. Currently project topics include: voting rights, economic justice, foreclosure prevention, immigrant rights, and gun violence prevention.

Jewish Community Relations Council

Tolerance Minnesota
Tolerance Minnesota strives to create a more tolerant and just society by promoting understanding of all cultures and reducing prejudiced and hurtful behavior. Programs include Holocaust Speakers Bureau, Transfer of Memory photography exhibit, Film showings, Exhibit and programming about diverse issues such as civil rights, GLBTQ, and anti-semitism.

Marnita's Table, Inc.

Marnita's Table seeks to make Intentional Social Interaction the new pattern for society, with people of color and other under-resourced people included at the resource sharing table. We are experts at bringing policy makers and other leaders together with those who are impacted by the policies being made.

Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration

Inclusive Volunteerism Initiative
Nonprofits and governments engage primarily White volunteers to deliver programs and services to communities of color. Nonprofits can't fully meet their mission if mentors, food shelf assistants, disaster respondents, and board members (to name a few) do not reflect the racial diversity of the communities served. The Inclusive Volunteerism Initiative focuses on researching, identifying and dismantling the systemic inequities faced by people of color when volunteering on a formal basis with a nonprofit or government organization.

Mixed Blood Theatre Company

EnterTRaining
Mixed Blood's EnterTRaining program uses customized theatrical productions to address workplace differences. Created for each client and its inclusion initiatives, the tailor-made shows are produced by Mixed Blood Theater company. But they go beyond theater, creating follow-up training programs that focus on behavioral change in individuals.

Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota

The mission of Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota is to mobilize and empower Native people in Minnesota as a collective voice through civic participation while embracing cultural heritage.

Nexus Community Partners

Nexus Community Partners works at the intersection of community building and community development, engaging communities of color and immigrant communities to achieve equitable, sustainable revitalization. Nexus considers the engagement of communities of color and immigrant communities essential to equitable community revitalization. Nexus honors the knowledge and capacity that exist within communities, and the intrinsic value of differing cultures and backgrounds. Nexus recognizes respectful working partnerships as a powerful context for mutual learning and transformative action. Nexus strives for cultural competence and authentic community engagement in all of its strategies and activities.

One Ummah Consulting

One Ummah is a team of trainers and consultants from a broad range of fields, with over 50 years of combined experience. They offer innovative solutions, comprehensive strategies, and services to help build multicultural competence and move from awareness to action in creating more inclusive and productive work and learning environments.

Pacific Educational Group (PEG)

Beyond Diversity: Introduction to Courageous Conversations About Race & A Framework for Deinstitutionalizing Racism and Eliminating Racial Educational Disparities
Since 1992 (in Minneapolis since 2007), Pacific Educational Group has been dedicated to helping school districts address and eliminate racial educational disparities - intentionally, explicitly, and comprehensively. PEG partners with districts to heighten understanding of institutional racism and develop effective systemic strategies for ending racial disparities through professional development and coaching.

Pangea World Theater

Diverse Stages Educational Program Breaking the Silence Program
Diverse Stages Educational Program works with high school youth to create original performances based on race and equity. The Breaking The Silence program is targeted toward government institutions to illuminate the barriers battered immigrant women face in the system. Pangea conducts custom designed workshops around issues of racism, gender inequity, cultural competence, human rights and social justice.

Penumbra Theatre

For thirty-nine years Penumbra Theatre has provided a safe space for difficult conversations that move communities forward. With Penumbra you can excavate the layers of your identity and reflect deeply on the unique role that you can play in creating social change. We offer workshops, residencies, speaking engagements, and consulting.

People's Institute North

"Undoing Racism/Community Organizing" workshop offers training on white privilege, internalized racial oppression, white organizational culture, and history of how people became white in the US. Workshops for ages 13-19 are offered. Organizing efforts are based in the communities where organizers live: Grand Portage, Duluth, Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Pillsbury House Theatre

Breaking Ice
Breaking Ice is a customized professional theater experience to help organizations and businesses with difficult interpersonal and institutional issues. Helping open conversations on racism and equity since 1996, Breaking Ice helped develop a dialogue on diversity following Hurricane Katrina and received the 2008 Nonprofit Mission Award for Anti-Racism Initiatives.

Racial Equity Minnesota Network

As the only network of its kind in the state, with 7 member organizations, REMN is trusted to help deliver positive outcomes and solutions on the complex topic of racial equity through a comprehensive portfolio of products and a continuum of services, from assessment to implementation.

Relationships Matter Now ,LLC

Relationships Matter Now ,LLC uses a proprietary brand promise experience of Engage, Collaborate and Lead to build custom inclusive leadership strategies and programs for organizations. We co-create values and actions to meet both the organization's and leaders' needs.

Saint Paul Public Schools

Multicultural Resource Center, located at Washington Technology Magnet School
The Multicultural Resource Center supports the equity work of SPPS and the East Metro Integration District. We offer a lending library of artifacts, films, books and learning trunks; film screenings; discussions; professional development events; student programming; and family and community outreach. All events are free and open to the community.

Sankore Consulting

Cultural Competency Leadership Training
We provide training and workshops to organizations and schools on topics related to cultural competency, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Intercultural Development Inventory , Multicultural Content and Racial Equity Leadership.

Sida Ly-Xiong Consulting

Ly-Xiong Consulting works in partnership to close the gap between good intentions and equitable outcomes. Using participatory methods to integrate evidence and lived experiences, we cultivate action-learning communities that share power and hold each other accountable to move toward equity. Services include facilitation, training, coaching, planning and assessment with an emphasis on engagement.

Side by Side Associates

Side by Side Associates works with organizations to develop and implement training and change initiatives aimed at building inclusive and equitable organizations and communities. Our intercultural development approach complements a commitment to addressing power and privilege. Our services include the DIA, a unique tool for assessing and increasing organizational inclusiveness.

Strategic Diversity Initiatives

Strategic Diversity Initiatives (SDI) is a certified LGBTQ-owned and women-owned consulting firm with 25 years’ experience helping large and small organizations with their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, including strategic planning, audits, coaching, consulting, and training. A list of services, as well as past clients, can be found on our website, strategicdi.com

T.A.G. Curiel Consulting

We offer exciting and powerful tools for growth and change, providing an opportunity for groups, individuals and organizations to make a departure from their everyday routine in their journey for social justice. Major areas which could be addressed are: team-building, personal awareness and growth, equity and inclusion, or simply recreation.

TAP Resource Center - The Diversity Navigators

Organizations and Corporate Businesses needing Diversity Assessments and Training Tools
Take a Pause Diversity Navigators (TAP) is an organizational management consulting firm providing operating advice and assistance to organizations and businesses - navigating partnerships with local diverse communities. Helping companies engage, attract, recruit and retain a diverse workforce. Retaining a multi-dimensional workforce positively impacts the economic and educational disparities in high unemployment & high poverty areas.

The Underground Media Collective

We are a media cooperative dedicated to reimagining public media. We are centered around the stories of people of color and other marginalized communities.

Trusight

Domestic and international diversity services are led by Jeffrey Cookson, SPHR, GPHR, MFA, who works as an organizational effectiveness consultant at Employers' Association, and has 20 years of experience spanning arts and intercultural fields, an MFA in Acting and Directing, and certification as both a Senior and Global Professional in HR. Cookson

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

Leadership Toward Racial Justice
"Leadership Toward Racial Justice" is offered as a concentration in Master of Divinity and MA degrees as well as a certificate, providing clergy and lay leaders of faith communities knowledge, understanding, and skills to facilitate anti-racism transformation in congregational or other settings. United Theological Seminary is an ecumenical graduate school.

YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

YMCA Equity Innovation Center
The Center brings together diverse stakeholders from all sectors to develop a common understanding of, and design solutions to, challenges related to diversity, equity and inclusion. We have an interactive transformative experience around culture, history, and race as well as customized training to meet leadership teams and communities where they are in the journey.

YWCA of Minneapolis

Racial Justice Programs
The YWCA promotes racial equity by partnering with individuals and businesses through consulting that teaches inclusive leadership skills; helps groups maximize innovation through valuing a diverse workforce; builds commitments to policies and practices creating long-term, sustainable change; and invites open dialogue, moving from understanding to strategic action.