The Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC) is a dedicated collective of individuals and organizations 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 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, convening and satellite Overcoming Racism conferences.

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)