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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.

Resource Lists and Toolkits

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

Resources for healing from racial trauma from Augsburg University

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership tools and resources for districts, schools and educators advancing racial equity and excellence in education

Anti-racist Parenting Resources from YWCA Minneapolis

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

Resources to Help Empower Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

Respectful Conversations, organized by the MN Council of Churches, are structured, facilitated conversations designed not to change minds, but soften hearts

Implicit Bias test from Project Implicit, a nonprofit educating the public about bias

Foundation Events

Countering Hate - This annual gathering convenes philanthropic leaders — staff and board members — from across Minnesota to create a space for reflective conversation about hate, white supremacy and philanthropy’s responsibility to step into its power to combat these societal ills.

Facing Race Awards - The Facing Race Awards recognize anti-racism activists in Minnesota who challenge absent and harmful narratives on race, build solutions that unite instead of divide, and push for justice and equity. Through these Awards, we celebrate and learn from those leading the way forward.

Stories about Equity

Watch Continuing Collaboration in 2024

Continuing Collaboration in 2024

Learn how the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation is working with community partners and welcoming new staff in this video.

Hear from Dr. Jolly
Read Operationalizing Equity

Operationalizing Equity

Chief Operating Officer Nadege Souvenir discusses how the Foundation weaves equity into everything we do.

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Watch Fall Updates from the Foundation

Fall Updates from the Foundation

Learn how the Foundation is taking action to partner with and support Minnesota communities.

Hear from Dr. Jolly
Read 2023 Facing Race Award Recipients Named

2023 Facing Race Award Recipients Named

The Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2023 Facing Race Awards. A program celebrating the honorees aired October 12, 2023.

Read the News
Read New Initiative Strives to Increase Safety and Community Trust

New Initiative Strives to Advance Equity and Increase Safety and Community Trust

Learn how the Foundation and the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office are partnering to establish policy change around non-public-safety traffic stops.

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Read Faithful Investing

Faithful Investing: How Advisors Can Better Work with Muslim Donors

Learn how investment advisor and senior financial planner Fatima Iqbal uses Islamic guidelines to assist Muslim clients, and how the Foundation partners with the Muslim American Society of Minnesota.

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