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A Minnesota That Works for Everyone

WE ARE COMMITTED TO DISMANTLING A BELIEF IN A HIERARCHY OF HUMAN VALUE, WITH A FOCUS ON RACIAL EQUITY.

As we work to create a just and vibrant Minnesota where all communities and people thrive, we know we can never realize our vision unless we advocate for equity.

Facing Race Awards

Our Annual Facing Race Awards celebrate individuals and organizations working to create a racially equitable community.

Narrative Change

Storytelling is how we make sense of the world around us. We can’t get to a just and equitable world until our collective narrative fairly and wholly represents each and every one of our communities.

Art In This Present Moment

During challenging times, artists are at the forefront of expressing a community's response and demanding change. We launched Art in This Present Moment, an initiative of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, with funding from the McKnight Foundation, to support their work.

We are providing financial support to artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are changing and challenging dominant narratives through their craft.

Equity Resources

These articles, links and other resources offer ways to act now and learn more about how to be anti-racist and advocate for racial equity.

Stories of Advocating for Equity

Read Partnerships That Shine

Partnerships That Shine

Deb Foster, executive director of the Ain Dah Yung Center, shares how collective visions can lead to positive outcomes for youth.

Read her post
Read Foundations Present “Art In This Present Moment”

Foundations Present “Art In This Present Moment”

Projects by Minnesota’s Black, Indigenous, and People of Color artists portray personal narratives addressing diversity, identity and today’s societal issues.

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Read Brownbody

Brownbody

Artists develop the score to Tracing Sacred Steps, which Brownbody initially presented in April 2019 as a work-in-progress.

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Read Penumbra Theatre

Penumbra Theatre

Penumbra company member Hannibal Lokumbe composed an original score for a video in tribute to George Floyd and all of the victims of state-sanctioned violence. Sarah Bellamy wrote the narrative and she and Lou Bellamy provide the voice overs.

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