We lead by manifesting racial equity through radically innovative solutions.
THIS IS the future
WE ARE CREATING A WORLD WHERE EQUALITY THRIVES AND BLACK EXCELLENCE LEADS.
We’re bringing this world from our imagination into being, through cross-community collaboration. A collective of allies and institutions, we lead through coordinated thought and action. We empower Black communities to imagine, then create an equitable future.
The Black Agenda for Change is our platform of community-driven solutions, designed to address the complex systemic challenges Black communities face in Minnesota. It’s a mix of policy recommendations and innovative procedures; a blueprint to resolve issues that have historically hindered the push for equity.
The Forum drives for change by confronting racism and inequities, to improve the living standards of Black Minnesotans. We do this by focusing on six key areas that form the systemic roots of racial injustice. These domains do not work in silos; it is the intersection of issues and a multidimensional approach that creates a bold tomorrow. Intentionally, systemically and sustainably we prioritize social impact.
We embrace the immense value and untapped potential of Black individuals and communities. Black is innovation. Black is the investor. Black is the consumer.
GENERATIONAL WEALTH BUILDING
Imperative to our self-actualized future is the building and sustaining of Black generational wealth.
We imagine an education system, in formal and informal settings, that celebrates and centers Black culture.
Imagine Black people feeling safe to be Black. This future prioritizes revolutionary approaches that promote trust, collaboration and accountability.
Our future will be free of the insidious grip of environmental racism and able to advocate for transformative change.
We promote healing and wellness in all forms. We envision a transformative and equitable healthcare system that addresses historical harm and promotes holistic well-being, centering Black voices and Black women.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SUPPORT Black futures
We operate as a think-and-do tank, fighting anti-Black racism and systemic inequities in all forms. We envision a future where every Black person in the state can live in wholeness, prosperity and dignity.
We need people who identify as thought leaders, influencers and builders to contribute action and abundance for the change needed. If this feels like you, join The Forum today.
We need investors who want to realize racial equity with us. Your gift will fuel our mission, sustain our capacity and invigorate our network-–leaders and allies who are working to create innovative solutions to the systemic problems which many Black Minnesotans face daily.