Voices for Racial Justice staff receive the 2015 Justice for Peace Award nomination from Archie Davis of Duluth, who made the surprise announcement at the Racial Justice Rally on February 18. Pictured from left to right are Vina Kay, Archie Davis, Julia Freeman, Mónica Hurtado, Gabriella Deal-Márquez and Suzanne Joyce

Voices for Racial Justice expands community organizing focus

On February 18, Voices for Racial Justice (VRJ) held a rally at Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill, 105 University Avenue, St. Paul. The event was a collaboration of community leaders and organizations to give a voice and bring attention to racial equity in the state of Minnesota. The 2013-14 Legislative Report Card and the 2015 Racial Equity Agenda were also released that day.
Vina Kay is the executive director of VRJ, located in Minneapolis on Franklin Avenue.