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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).

Afro American Development Association

Afro American Development Association (AADA) works to alleviate poverty by supporting New American and other diverse communities. AADA fosters job opportunities, reduces dependency on government assistance, promotes education, and through training and capacity-building contributes to greater economic growth and development throughout this region of Minnesota and North Dakota.


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)

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cultural Diversity Resources

Cultural Diversity Resources provides customized cultural competency & diversity training, cultural presentations and an annual diversity conference. Service area is Fargo Moorhead communities in Cass County, ND and Clay County in MN.

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.

Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege

The toolkit is meant for anyone who feels there is a lack of productive discourse around issues of diversity and the role of identity in social relationships, both on a micro (individual) and macro (communal) level. Training of this kind can provide historical context about the politics of identity and the dynamics of power and privilege or help build greater self-awareness. SOURCE: The MSW@USC, the online Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California.

East Side Arts Council

Belonging Circles
Belonging Circles is an afterschool curriuculm booklet for grades K-4 that uses the arts to help students build tolerance and life skills. It includes lesson plans for easy projects that promote discussions about belonging in a community, and lists characteristics of successful afterschool programs. A free guide for replicating is available.


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.

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

Urban Immersions
Urban Immersion Service Retreats (UISR) creates and facilitates training’s and immersions focused on educating participants about the complexities and root causes of poverty and social justice issues within our communities. Participants are asked to put themselves in the shoes of those living in poverty in our communities. This simulation engages participants in making tough choices as a family of five living in Minneapolis on a limited budget, to stimulate awareness, openness, and learning. UISR is a program of Greater Minneapolis Community Connections (GMCC).

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.

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. We help organizations build Workplace Efficacy. When it’s present, diversity, inclusion, and equity are achievable. To embed Workplace Efficacy in your organization, we offer two main areas of training & coaching: 1. Increasing intercultural capacity to address inclusion and diversity 2. Increasing emotional intelligence for better leadership and engagement

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.

Mixed Blood Theatre Company

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.

Northwest Indian Community Development Center

Our mission is to identify, coordinate and deliver resources that promote wellness and equity for American Indian families in northwest and north-central Minnesota. NWICDC offers a wide range of Anishinaabe informed services and community advocacy to more effectively meet the needs of Indigenous people, families and communities.

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.

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.

Prosperity Ready

African Immigrant Professionals Pilot Program
Prosperity Ready develops immigrant talent and places them with pre committed hiring organizations. We are working with degreed African immigrant professionals who are either unemployed or underemployed. Using 25+ years of Fortune 500 experience, we have removed barriers in each employment step that block immigrant professionals from the careers they are qualified for and deserve.

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,

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.


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

Voices for Racial Justice

Voices for Racial Justice works with communities of color and American Indian communities to lead the way toward a more inclusive, equitable Minnesota. Its mission: to advance racial, cultural, social, and economic justice in Minnesota through organizer and leadership training, strategic convening and campaigns, and research and policy tools.

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.


YouthCARE (Youth for Cultural & Racial Equality) is a nonprofit organization with a 39 year history of providing positive multicultural youth development services for Minneapolis and St. Paul youth. YouthCARE's primary goal is to provide programs and services that help youth develop leadership, employment readiness, and self-sufficiency skills.