Honoring Minnesotans Who Undo Racism

Who do you know working tirelessly to end racism in your community? The Facing Race Ambassador Awards offer the perfect chance to honor them for their efforts.

A program of the Facing Race initiative of The Saint Paul Foundation (an MCF member), the awards were created to recognize those committed to building a community in which everyone feels safe, valued and respected. Two awards will be given: one to recognize work focused on the East Metro area, and one open to all of Minnesota.

The Ambassador Awards will be presented during a public celebration on April 29, 2013. More than 500 people are expected to attend. The featured speaker will be Dr. Manual Pastor, professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at University of South California and an expert on changing demographics and income inequality.

2012’s Ambassador Award recipients were Macalester College Professor Emeritus Mahmoud El-Kati and Steve Pederson, an executive leadership team member with Diversity Resource Action Alliance in Alexandria. Three others received honorable mentions for their efforts to end racial disparities.

Learn more and make your nominations on the Facing Race initiative website. Start brainstorming those worthy individuals now: the nominations deadline is December 12.

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