Our Call for Racial Justice in Education
We must work collectively and collaboratively across school districts and networks in Minnesota to undo and fundamentally transform the historical systems and structures of racism in ourselves, our institutions, and our communities.
Working towards racial justice requires solidarity and accountability— and an ongoing commitment to the process of unlearning and dismantling racism in education and honoring the lived experiences of our students of color and American Indian students every day.
Through cross-cultural, collaborative relationships, we can work to demystify the conditions holding structural, institutional, and systemic racism in place. We can create new racially just systems where the human dignity of all people is valued and uplifted. And we can galvanize coalitions and movements and build a more racially just Minnesota where POCI students have the liberation, power, and agency to build the future they deserve.
Mission & Vision
MnEEP transforms systems, structures, and public narratives to advance race equity and excellence in education.
We envision a racially just society in which each student achieves their full potential.
Led by People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) thought leaders and knowledge intermediaries, MnEEP uses a race equity lens to develop and advance networks, practices, and policies to dismantle racism in education and build a more just, equitable future where all students can achieve their full potential.
We work to make an impact by advancing and transforming:
- Resource Flows
- Networks, Relationships, & Connections
- Power Dynamics
- Mental Models
- Narrative Change
- Critical Response
Together, we can build equitable education spaces that uplift and empower Minnesota’s POCI students and advance racial equity and excellence in education.
Equity Matters. Every child deserves to achieve their full potential for success and excellence regardless of race, creed, nationality, or class.
Justice Matters. We believe in the validity of each lived experience.
History Matters. It is vital to address systems, structures and public narrative change by honoring the histories of communities of color and American Indian communities.
Relationships Matter. Cross-cultural dynamics and collaborative relationships are key to changing systems, structures and public narratives.Self-Actualization Matters. The ability of students to be engaged learners—to understand themselves, their histories, their identities, and the world—is necessary to build critical thinking skills to release their power in shaping themselves and the world.