Education Minnesota’s Educator of Color Forums are the creation of Education Minnesota’s Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee (EMAC), an advisory body that focuses on ethnic minority issues in Minnesota schools. These forums provide space for members of color to connect, share, network and advocate for what educators and students of color need within our union and public education.
If you would like to learn more about the forums, go to www.educationminnesota.org/advocacy/racial-and-social-justice/affinity-groups. If you are interested in joining a forum, fill out the form on the website, contact the forum’s leadership or reach out to Education Minnesota’s Racial Equity Organizer, Londel French, at email@example.com.
Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee
Members are appointed to Education Minnesota’s Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee by the president of Education Minnesota annually. EMAC meets at least three times per school year to discuss the union’s racial equity work and examine the union’s roadmap for its racial equity work, a document called the affirmative involvement plan. EMAC also has a presence at Education Minnesota’s major events, such as the Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) conference and Summer Seminar.
The chair of EMAC is a nonvoting member of Education Minnesota’s Governing Board. This allows the union’s members of color to interact closely with governance, as one of the committee’s members attends all governing board meetings to be kept informed of anything that may have a specific impact on members of color.
To learn more about EMAC and see the members, go to www.educationminnesota.org/about-us/how-we-work/ethnic-minority-affairs-committee.
African American Educators Forum
The African American Educators Forum is a network of educational professionals who are members of Education Minnesota. We provide support and advocacy toward better outcomes for our educators, students and communities.
Connect with us to receive more information and updates:
American Indian Education Professionals
The American Indian Education Professionals supports, encourages and advocates for American Indian/Native American educators to create an inclusive and safe learning environment to achieve better outcomes for Native youth. For more information, contact Tucker Quetone at firstname.lastname@example.org
League of Latinx Educators
The League of Latinx Educators is a community built to support and retain Latinx educators, celebrate Latinx cultural identity and advocate for racial equity in our Minnesota schools in order to liberate our peoples from inherited colonialism and systems of oppression.
Connect with the group to receive more information and updates:
Pan Asian Educators Forum
The Pan Asian Educators Forum is a network of education professionals collectively advocating for Asian students, families and educators.
For more information, contact email@example.com.