The Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC) is a dedicated collective of organizations and individuals committed to overcoming racism in Minnesota. Our mission is to work against structural racism and racial disparities. We organize for racial justice and advocate for best practices in the field. We are committed to engagement with multiple communities and ways of knowing.


  • Hosts the annual Overcoming Racism Conference every fall
  • Hosts the annual 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 three educational events throughout the year in the Twin Cities area with community partners
  • Is working to develop an initiative to create more partners in Greater Minnesota and develop a stronger statement network of people and organizations working on racial justice.

All are welcome to join our monthly steering committee meetings, every 3rd Thursday, 9-11 am at Golden Thyme Coffee Cafe, 921 Selby, St. Paul 55104.