MPD150 is a community-based initiative challenging the narrative that police exist to protect and serve. By researching the Minneapolis Police Department's history, reviewing current practices, and mapping responsible alternatives, we are committed to pursing a police-free world. Twitter. Facebook.
Voices for Racial Justice
Voices for Racial Justice works with communities of color to lead the way toward a more inclusive and equitable Minnesota. Today our work also produces and supports the many tools, resources, and convenings necessary to achieve racial equity in our state. We work with communities to build racial equity into conversations about education, economic opportunity, health, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, public transportation, criminal justice, and more. Twitter. Facebook.
Black Lives Matter Minneapolis
Central resource for the Twin Cities area movement for Black lives. Twitter.
Twin Cities Anti-Hate Directive
We're a grassroots community group providing a place to vision, organize and discuss direct, community-based action in support of people of color, immigrants, refugees, the LGBTQIA+ community, women, and disabled and/or differently abled people through advocacy, outreach, skill-sharing, information, fundraising and other resources. Twitter. Facebook.
OutFront Minnesota's mission is to create a powerful state-wide movement to end all forms of GLBT discrimination that includes marriage equality as part of its initiatives and programs. OutFront Minnesota delivers programs and services to the GLBT and allied community in the area of public policy, anti-violence, education and training, and the law. Twitter. Facebook.
RECLAIM works to increase access to mental health support so that queer and trans youth may reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms. Reclaim partners with youth ages 13 – 25 who are marginalized because of their gender identity, gender expression and/or sexual orientation.
The Sexual Violence Center
Since 1985, the Sexual Violence Center has been serving youth and adult victim/survivors of sexual violence 12 years of age and older. We work in Hennepin, Carver and Scott counties, with services coordinated out of our office in Minneapolis. We will never turn anyone away from service if they live outside of these counties, but can often refer people to a local agency that has connections with more specific resources to help. Twitter. Facebook.
The Exchange is a Queer Community Space, a partnership between the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition and RARE Productions. The space is used for MTHC Programming including hang out space during Shot Clinic, many different groups, meetings and safe spaces, it houses the Gender Gear Program, Winter Gear Program, Food Shelf and a visual Art gallery.
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC)
NOC is a member-led, grassroots organizing nonprofit committed to building power for low- and moderate-income Minnesotans. Together, NOC members from across the Twin Cities fight for racial and economic justice. We're building powerful, active campaigns to improve public schools, stop the foreclosure crisis, increase civic engagement, and make corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. Twitter. Facebook.
Council on American-Islamic Relations (MN)
CAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding. CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. Twitter. Facebook.
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ MN)
SURJ MN is a local Minnesota Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. Twitter.
Black Liberation Project
We believe in living instead of surviving; thriving instead of dying. Our project is proactive and visionary, not reactionary. Twitter.
Shades of Yellow
Shades of Yellow (SOY) is the first and only Hmong Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) nonprofit organization in the world that works to provide support, education, advocacy, and leadership development to Hmong/Asian Pacific Islander (HAPI) LGBTQ and allies. SOY is made up of a diverse group of community members, constituents, and allies. Twitter. Facebook.
ISAIAH is a vehicle for congregations, clergy, and people of faith to act collectively and powerfully towards racial and economic equity in the state of Minnesota. Twitter. Facebook.
MN Two-Spirit Society
The mission of the Minnesota Two Spirit Society is to promote cultural awareness of Two Spirit people in Minnesota and surrounding communities based on a foundation of intertribal traditions and values.
CUAPB is a Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis. We work on the day-to-day abuses as well as taking on the more extreme cases. Our overriding goal is to create a climate of resistance to abuse of authority by police organizations and to empower local people with a structure that can take on police brutality and actually bring it to an end. We provide support for survivors of police brutality and families of victims so they can reclaim their dignity and join the struggle to end police brutality.
MN Break the Bonds
We are Palestinians, Jews, Christians, Muslims, students, professionals, parents, community members and allies working together to bring Palestine-centric education to Minnesota in order to promote justice and human rights.
Animal Rights Coalition
We're an abolitionist grassroots animal advocacy organization and we use an integrated approach in our activism, believing that all forms of abuse are connected. We believe animals are here with us, not for us.The Animal Rights Coalition is dedicated to ending the suffering, abuse, and exploitation of non-human animals through information, education, and advocacy. We believe that animals matter for their own reasons and that they should not be used by human beings for profit, pleasure, amusement, or simply because it is our habit to do so.
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