Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC)
A collaborative (of individuals and organizations) working towards just, equitable, antiracist communities throughout Minnesota
A state free of structural racism, actively engaged in eliminating racial prejudice and repairing the harm caused by white supremacy and racial inequities.
● Create a learning community: We share our knowledge and skills around anti-racism work with other individuals and organizations through our Overcoming Racism Conference and other programs.
● Deepen our understanding of the racial domination system and colonialism : We aim to understand how they generate racist practices and white privilege, impede our efforts for racial justice, inhibit us from talking about race, and how they perpetuate themselves through culture, ideas and institutions.
● Improve our skills in countering racism and organizing for racial justice : We will learn best practices and sound theory to overcome racism, sharing models, skills, tools, approaches, programs, and practices.
● Network and promote action: We use our organizational networks to strengthen and expand our outreach, influence, and effectiveness, promoting action to dismantle racism.
Equity: We strive towards equitable representation in all activities and decisions. We seek to ensure the participation of those who experience the impact of racism most directly.
Knowledge: We value lifelong/ongoing self and group learning and critical social analysis to further understand the history of white supremacy and the importance of disrupting racial structures that perpetuate it.
Support: We support ourselves and others to navigate the challenges of antiracism work. We actively engage with those who feel the impact of white supremacy most directly, seeking their input, guidance, and honoring the wisdom of their experience.
Inclusion: We value the voice and participation of all identities in FREC activities and decisions that have been adversely impacted by white supremacy and racism because of gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, class, mental/physical abilities and national origin.
– May 15, 2020