In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy, we remember his call for action with the “fierce urgency of now.” Never has this notion been more true than this year, when we continue to reflect on the murder of George Floyd, the recent attempted auto-coup by violent white supremacists at the U.S. Capitol, and rampant, unchecked racist violence against BIPOC communities.  This moment calls for everyone’s active engagement in social justice and antiracism work in the local Twin Cities community and in our larger society. We all — especially those of us who identify as white — must work to dismantle racism and white supremacy as we also work to reimagine, support, and strengthen just and equitable communities near and far.

Campus Compact’s Social Change Wheel centers anti-racism and equity in a variety of ways to work for social change. This tool illustrates that it takes many approaches over time to make real progress toward positive social change. The drop downs below describe the approaches, and offer a few first steps you can take in the Twin Cities.