Minnesota Chapter

Our Projects

BIPOC Ethnic Studies Learning Cohort

Education for Liberation Minnesota is creating a learning community for BIPOC teachers about Ethnic Studies. The learning community will be comprised of teachers, youth, community-based organizations and higher education faculty who focus on Ethnic Studies. Through a series of workshops, a summer camp, and a statewide conference, we will provide a rigorous framework for BIPOC educators to explore their own racial, ethnic, and cultural identities and to connect with others within and across racial and ethnic groups. We will also support them in developing culturally responsive and affirming practices in their classrooms in schools. Through this work, Education for Liberation Minnesota aims to equip teachers with tools and strategies to push for changes in their administration, classrooms, and school to make them more affirming spaces for all students and teachers.

Minnesota Ethnic Studies Coalition

As an organization, Education for Liberation Minnesota is a proud member of the Minnesota Ethnic Studies Coalition. The Ethnic Studies Coalition is made up of organizations across the state and include youth, parents, educators, researchers, policy makers, and activists. The Coalition was formed in 2019 to build the necessary capacity to demand that the state of Minnesota effectively educate all students by providing a more holistic and accurate curriculum. For more information, click here.

Participatory Action Research

The following websites are intended to provide resources for anyone interested in engaging in PAR work and the ethics and power of grassroots, community-centered research and action for social justice. They were created by a university-affiliated participatory action research team in collaboration with community researchers and partners. One of the Principal Investigators is Anita Chikkatur, Associate Professor of Educational Studies at Carleton College and a member of Ed Lib MN.

Carleton-Faribault Sites

In collaboration with the Faribault Public Schools, Somali Community Resettlement Services, and Community without Borders

Carleton College Sites