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Resources for Anti-Racism Education

Links to help you get informed about how you can build racial equity

As humans, we are all part of a system that is embedded with systemic injustices. For some this includes racism and bias, both of which can shape the way we treat or mistreat people based on the color of their skin.

Becoming anti-racist is a lifelong process. We have gathered the following resources for anyone wishing to educate themselves on how long-standing historical oppression continues to manifest itself today and how we can each work to build a more just society.

SmartGivers Diversity, Equity and Inclusion toolkit

Racial Equity Resource Directory from Minnesota Compass, listing racial equity programs and training providers for organizations and people working to combat racism and increase cultural competence

Racial equity, healing and justice resources from W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Books, articles, and more from the Anti-Racism Project

Healing from racial trauma resources from Augsburg University

“For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies”, article in Sojourners Magazine

What Can I do About Racism? website

Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Feeling Overwhelmed by Racism

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership tools and resources for districts, schools and educators to supporting racial equity in distance learning

Implicit Bias test from Project Implicit

Anti-racism educational activities organized by Helms’ stages of White Identity Development

An Essential Reading Guide For Fighting Racism book list from BuzzFeed News

Racial justice events and learning library from YWCA St. Paul

TPT’s Jim Crow of the North video

New York Times’ 1619 Podcast

NPR’s Code Switch: A Decade Of Watching Black People Die

Talking About Race from the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History & Culture

Anti-racist Parenting Resources from YWCA Minneapolis

'Raising White Kids' Author On How White Parents Can Talk About Race interview on NPR

Resources to Help Empower Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

Seeing White, a podcast on whiteness and how history connects to today

Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others from Pepperdine University

Anti-racism resources for white people document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020

Stories about Equity

Read Analyzing Our Grantmaking

Four Lessons Learned From Analyzing Our Grantmaking

Here’s how the Foundation is advocating for equity by updating our grantmaking methodology.

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Read Ramsey County Public Safety Fund

Ramsey County Public Safety Fund

New fund will support Ramsey County’s initiative to reduce non-public safety-related traffic stops.

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Read Beyond ESG: Sustainable Investment

Beyond ESG: Sustainable Investment

Chief Investment Officer Shannon O’Leary participated in a global panel discussion on sustainable investment trends.

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Read The Value of Community Engagement

The Value of Community Engagement

Board Member Feature: How Diane Tran’s experiences at the intersection of people and place led to a career in community engagement.

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Read Values-based Investing: What It Is and How We Do It

Values-based Investing: What It Is and How We Do It

Chief Investment Officer Shannon O’Leary discusses how the Foundation’s investment strategy promotes equity.

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Read Building an Environmentally and Socially Equitable Community

Building an Environmentally and Socially Equitable Community

Learn how Board Member Mary Jane Melendez’s passion for giving shaped her career in sustainability and social impact.

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