A searchable directory of racial equity programs and training providers that can help your organization 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.

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Twin Cities
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Consulting
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Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
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African American Registry

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).

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Central
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A non-profit entity
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Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Get tools to foster community action
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program
Join a racial equity coalition

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability works for racial, economic, and environmental justice in the ways growth and development occur throughout the Twin Cities region by offering peer learning opportunities with and about racial justice analysis and supporting coalitions engaged in campaigns that tackle structural racism.

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No
Region
Twin Cities
Type
A non-profit entity
Services
Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Get tools to foster community action
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program
Join a racial equity coalition

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.

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A non-profit entity
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Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program

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.

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Central
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A non-profit entity
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Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Replicate a racial equity program

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.

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A for-profit business
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Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program

BE MSP

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.

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No
Region
Central
Twin Cities
Type
A non-profit entity
Services
Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Get tools to foster community action
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program
Join a racial equity coalition

Coalition of Asian American Leaders

CAAL speaks and trains on building social justice movements that center communities who are most impacted by systemic oppression. Topics include community power building, elements of social justice movements, building movements that center whole identities, anti-racism and xenophobia, cultural fluency, and Asian American and Asian Minnesotan context.

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A non-profit entity
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Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program
Join a racial equity coalition

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.

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Central
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A for-profit business
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Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

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.

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Yes
Region
Central
Northland
Northwest
Southern
Southwest
Twin Cities
West Central
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A non-profit entity
Services
Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Get tools to foster community action
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program

Create CommUNITY

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.

Fee
No
Region
Central
Type
A mayor's community initiative
Services
Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program
Join a racial equity coalition

Crossroads AntiRacism Organizing & Training

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.

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Yes
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Central
Northland
Northwest
Southern
Southwest
Twin Cities
West Central
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A non-profit entity
Services
Find training and technical assistance
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program

Discussions that Encounter

The goal of "Discussions that Encounter" forums, held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, is to bring together people from all walks of life to engage in in-depth conversation about the injustices of the concept of race and racism, offering the opportunity to build new relationships.

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No
Region
Twin Cities
Type
A non-profit entity
Services
Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Replicate a racial equity program
Join a racial equity coalition

Diversity Council

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.

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Yes
Region
Southern
Type
A non-profit entity
Services
Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Replicate a racial equity program

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.

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No
Region
Central
Northland
Northwest
Southern
Southwest
West Central
Twin Cities
Type
A non-profit entity
Services
Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program

East Side Arts Council

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.

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No
Region
Twin Cities
Type
A non-profit entity
Services
Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Replicate a racial equity program

Equity Alliance MN

Equity Alliance MN has been leading educational equity work for over 25 years. We work with organizations to support systemic equity and integration through careful and intentional use of professional development; external supports, including equity audits, facilitation and action planning; and student programming.

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Central
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A non-profit entity
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Find training and technical assistance
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program
Join a racial equity coalition

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Rochester

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.

Fee
No
Region
Southern
Type
A non-profit entity
Services
Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Replicate a racial equity program
Join a racial equity coalition

Greater Minneapolis Community Connections

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).

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Yes
Region
Central
Northland
Northwest
Southern
Southwest
West Central
Twin Cities
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A non-profit entity
Services
Find training and technical assistance
Get tools to foster community action
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program
Join a racial equity coalition

HarmonyWorks Training Institute

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.

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Southwest
West Central
Twin Cities
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A non-profit entity
Services
Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program
Join a racial equity coalition

A series of conversations more than a decade ago gave rise to growing interests in having Minnesota Compass develop and maintain an on-line inventory of people and organizations working to promote cultural competence and advance anti-racism efforts. With a grant from the Saint Paul Foundation’s Facing Race Initiative we launched the first listing of 40 organizations and programs ten years ago. Now the directory is more important than ever. Supported with funds from the Bush Foundation, the Racial Equity Resource Directory continues to serve as a hub for finding and connecting with people, programs and organizations working together to increase cultural competence and combat institutional racism.

Thanks for submitting or updating a listing for the MN Compass Racial Equity Resource Directory! This directory sees thousands of visits each year from people dedicated to advancing equity. Your accurate listing will help people reach you quickly.

Before submitting an update, please check your listing at https://www.mncompass.org/resources/racial-equity-directory to confirm whether changes are needed.

We appreciate the support of The Bush Foundation, which makes it possible to share this information with the public for free. If you have any questions, contact Justin Hollis at justin.hollis@wilder.org.

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