The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition of grassroots organizations that advances racial, economic and environmental justice in growth and development patterns in the Twin Cities region.
The Link: Moving from Debate to Productive Dialogue and More
Here is the latest edition of the Link. It includes an article on the place vs. mobility housing debate, a report on how communities are funding biking and walking projects, and excellent tips on overcoming racial bias.
Housing Equity’s Future: Moving from Debate to Productive Dialogue
This recent article from Rooflines argues that in order to bridge the divide in the place vs. mobility debate, that there is a need for housing advocates to spend more time in quiet, off-the-record dialogue based on mutual respect with a goal of deepening our understanding. While it acknowledges the value in public debates designed to drive policy agendas based on long-standing organizational values, it states that there is a need to strike a better balance between the two approaches in order to identify point of common belief and more clearly illuminate perspectives on issues that are still unresolved.
Job Announcement: HIRE Minnesota campaign organizer
We are seeking a HIRE Minnesota campaign organizer. This position provides organizing support to HIRE Minnesota, a campaign working to ensure that our public investments in job creation reduce racial disparities and lift people out of poverty. For more information see www.hiremn.org
Organizer Roundtable: Strategizing, Visioning and Goal Setting
Join us for our next Organizer Roundtable! Presenters will share how strategizing, visioning and long term goal setting drives their day to day organizing around racial justice issues. Be a part of the conversation to discuss ways in which we all can approach organizing from a more proactive standpoint.
Equity Commitments for Southwest Light Rail Transit
The following document of transit-related equitable outcomes are based on a series of conversations focused on how communities of color in Minneapolis can benefit from the SWLRT project. We are offering targeted strategies that will create wealth and economic opportunity. A particular emphasis on north Minneapolis was applied to these equity commitments.
Common Ground: Spring 2014
The latest issue of the Common Ground features a cover story about creating geographies of opportunity throughout the Twin Cities. It also highlights our work at the Move MN table to pass a comprehensive transportation bill and shares stories from our other campaigns that are producing more equitable outcomes in the region.