Below is a listing of system-wide efforts, anti-racism resources, racial equity programs and trainings working to combat racism, reduce inequity and increase cultural competence. If you have a resource you’d like to add, please send a message to email@example.com.
Wilder Research Study, 2004 – An assessment of racism in Dakota, Ramsey, and Washington counties
City of Woodbury, MN
City of Woodbury Public Safety
Race Equity and Police Accountability
Woodbury resident Timothy Brewington II, a pastor at Fellowship Church and member of Public Safety’s Multicultural Advisory Committee, interviews Woodbury Public Safety Director Lee Vague about his reaction to the death of George Floyd and how Public Safety can be held accountable to protect and serve all residents. Jun 3, 2020
Facebook Group: EastMetro Unites Against Racism in Honor of George Floyd
Facebook Group: Inclusive Woodbury
South Washington County Schools – Dist 833
South Washington County Schools is the sixth largest school district in the state of Minnesota.
Woodbury Chamber of Commerce
The Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership association comprised of local businesses and organizations who work together to advance business and civic interests of the Woodbury area.
Founded in 1984, the Medical Alley Association supports and advances the global leadership of Medical Alley’s healthcare industry, and its connectivity around the world. MAA delivers the collective influence, intelligence and interactions that support Medical Alley.
Free resource that provides education regarding mental health issues facing the black community. Includes free mental health resources and hotlines for the community. Highlights:
-How Racism Causes Mental Health Issues
-Common Serious Mental Illness Among Black Peopl
-Why Don’t Black People Seek Mental Health
-The Importance of Culturally Competent Care
Woodwinds/ M-Health Fairview
M Health Fairview Woodwinds Hospital (formerly known as HealthEast Woodwinds Hospital) is located in Woodbury, MN. It’s the only hospital in the southeast metro area.
Other Local Community
Book Club: Friends of St Paul Public Library: A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin (Minnesota Historical Society Press). Ebooks and resources are available.
- YWCA St Paul – Racial Equity Challenge
- MN Council on Nonprofits – Advancing Racial Equity Virtual Training
- PODCAST: July 2020 Collective Impact Forum – Allies and Co-Conspirators: Stepping up to support Anti-Racism
- The Great UNLearn – Online Curriculum by Rachel Cargel
- Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Talking About Race
- Race Forward – Racial Equity Readiness Assessment Tool
- Anti-racist Style Indicator – Self-Assessment, Deborah L. Plummer, PhD,
Jane Elliott, diversity trainer who created the Blue eyed experiment
AmazeWorks – St Paul, MN
SPARK! – https://www.diversitycouncil.org/
Washington County Library
Resources on race for readers of all ages
St Paul Public Library
Resources on Race
Books Suggested by Friends of the Foundation
Anti-Racism Powerful Voices, Inspiring Ideas, By Kenrya Rankin
The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas (Preferably for young people)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X