The Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC) is a collaborative (of individuals and organizations) working towards just, equitable, antiracist communities throughout Minnesota. We are committed to engagement with multiple communities and ways of knowing.


  • Hosts the annual Overcoming Racism Conference every fall.
  • Hosts the annual Racial Equity Leadership Institute open to teams of education institutional leaders (K-12 and higher education) interested in addressing racism and increasing equity in their organizations.
  • Hosts occasional educational events throughout the year in the Twin Cities area with community partners.
  • Is working to create more partners in Greater Minnesota and develop a stronger network of people and organizations working on racial justice, including through supporting local events and satellite Overcoming Racism conferences.

Our mission, vision, goals & values

All are welcome to join our monthly steering committee meetings, every 3rd Thursday, 9-11 am. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are meeting online: Join Zoom Meeting

Donate to support the work of the Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative! (FYI donations go through our fiscal host, Cherokee Park United Church)