The people of Minnesota’s many urban and rural centers and the First Nations people of Anishinaabe, __________ have borne the brunt of institutional racism, police violence, public health indifference and “James Crow" racist government policies that have oppressed Black, Indigenous and other People of Color communities for decades.The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB) has a long commitment to, and presence in Minnesota’s urban, rural and indigenous peoples of the _________ nations, beginning with the first Undoing Racism®️ Workshop in Brainard and Bemidji (?) 198_. The current Uprising instigated by the shooting of George Floyd, the movement to defund police, and abolition of a racist criminal justice system did not start in May of 2020. Those early participants are the vanguard of the Undoing Racism®️ Movement that has shaped and defined anti-racist organizing for 40 years. This work continues today, with hundreds of thousands having participated in the URW in the US and internationally.
Every social movement in this country has fallen apart, if not failed, because of racism. People who are activists didn’t always understand racism or the need for an anti-racist lens and anti-racist principles. Your gift to the Liberation Rising campaign will support life-long organizers in advancing the principles and practices of the Undoing Racism®️ Movement. Especially the urgent training needs of Minnesota’s up and coming organizers now and their ongoing support. You will also help guarantee that the People’s Institute can continue to provide the training, consultation and support that this national moment demands.
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