Criminal Justice Reform
The Fund for Safe Communities was established in 2018 to support tangible, specific, and meaningful actions to address and prevent violence. Learn more about the fund, our recent micro grants, and our advisory committee.See Resource
Executive Director of Until We Are All Free, Kevin Reese, talks about his dedication to restorative justice, reimagining the prison system, and the importance of healing from unchecked and generational trauma.
We are committed to dismantling the pervasive racial inequities of our society’s criminal legal system. Explore the ways we are pursuing justice, equity, and healing.
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As the Founder of Don’t Complain, Activate and President of the Minneapolis NAACP, Leslie Redmond is deeply involved in civil rights advocacy in Minneapolis. Leslie connected with Chanda to talk about the nuances of what it means to defund or disband the police and what white allies need to know to get involved.Listen
After George Floyd’s murder, Lynx Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve and former Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders partnered with the Minneapolis Foundation on behalf of their teams to pursue justice, equity, and healing through the Fund for Safe Communities.Watch Video
Every day, we are painfully aware of the work that remains before we can say that we live in a just society. This week’s reminder cuts deep. We grieve with the family and friends of George Floyd, and we grieve with our community.Read Story
This thought-provoking documentary takes an in-depth look at the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film features political figures, activists, and academics—from Angela Davis to Bryan Stevenson, Jelani Cobb, Van Jones, and Cory Booker.Read
Rev. Osagyefo Sekou is a Renaissance Man – a musician, organizer, theologian, author, and documentary filmmaker. Chanda sat down with Rev. Sekou to talk about the many layers of civil disobedience, philanthropy’s role in activism, and how the fight for racial justice has evolved.Listen
DPS Commissioner John Harrington, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, and members of the working group on police-involved deadly force encounters released 28 recommendations and 33 action steps aimed at reducing deadly force encounters with law enforcement in Minnesota.Visit