Unfair Campaign Moves Forward On Awareness

By KBJR News 1

February 4, 2013 Updated Feb 4, 2013 at 11:36 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Unfair Campaign continues its efforts to raise awareness about white privilege and creating change towards racial justice in our community.

Monday, 50 community members gathered at the Church of Restoration in Duluth to discuss its progress since its inception in 2011.

The discussion provided an opportunity for those living in the Northland to learn more about the campaign and to reflect on their personal experiences with creating awareness.

Members of the Unfair Campaign recognized their achievements with their advertisements and shared their obstacles such as the attention from white supremacy groups.

People also had a chance to express their thoughts and concerns about the campaign and how the city of Duluth should move forward on an individual and institutional level.

Campaign officials say the topic of racism is a difficult discussion to have with others, but the future begins with a reaction from the community.

"What we are looking for tonight is feedback on what the priority of the community is, where as moving forward to create a plan for how to eliminate racism in Duluth—how to eliminate the disparities that exist, that sort of thing," Ed Heisler, a Unfair Campaign Director, said.

"The reason this event is here is for individuals to actually come up and talk about it. To be invited to the table—to be invited to the table to have a discussion, because until we start talking about it, we cannot effectively move past it," Pastor Gabriel Green," from the Church of Restoration, said.

Heisler says all community members are welcome go online to unfaircampaign.org to print off their own stop racism sign.

The unfair campaign director also says to keep an eye on the online calendar for future forum events.

Justin Reis, NNC.