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Twin Cities Chapter

The Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing civil rights and liberties for all Americans, and promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity. The Minnesota Twin Cities Chapter of FAIR (FAIR Twin Cities) launched in June of 2021.  It undertakes FAIR’s mission in the Twin Cities and in coordination with other Minnesota chapters. As Minnesotans, we are facing many challenges in our schools and our communities that threaten the civil liberties and common humanity that we all share.  

Minnesotans come from everywhere, yet divisive ideologies, such as race essentialism, ethnic identitarianism, extreme identity affirmation, interpersonal disregard, disdain for law, disproportionate reprimand, and the willful hollowing out of needed institutions are tearing our shared culture apart. Minnesota employers are training their staffs to adjust interactions with colleagues based on (assumed) group identities.  K-12 students are being taught to define themselves based on the color of their skin not on their individual character, abilities and aspirations. Religious communities have been lured and coopted into reinforcing race and privilege hierarchies. These misguided trends are damaging to individuals and to our common life. FAIR Twin Cities is committed to thwarting these examples of intolerance and neo-racism by promoting a shared culture of tolerance and civil rights in Minnesota.

FAIR Twin Cities equips parents, educators, students, politicians, and citizens with the tools and knowledge necessary to challenge illiberal teachings, intolerance and neo-racism. We support citizen efforts to resist adoption of these racist policies in school districts and classrooms. We voice principled opposition when novel illiberal efforts arise in Minnesota communities and institutions. We undertake small projects—currently a reading group, a library outreach project and a pro-human classroom project.  We stay connected online using a monthly emailed newsletter and Facebook. We meet quarterly in person to engage national FAIR Advisors and like-minded speakers. Most importantly, we are building a community of like-minded citizens who support each other in standing up for the invaluable ideals of tolerance, appreciation of humanity, evaluation of knowledge, equality of opportunity and respect for different perspectives. 

If you share these values, sign up to become a member of FAIR Twin Cities (your name, email and zip code will add you to the Twin Cities chapter).  Help us realize a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity.  Join us! 

Executive Committee


Tanya SimonsEvent Coordinator

Tanya lives in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota with her two creative children. She has worked for Fortune 500 organizations for over 20 years in a career that has spanned finance, operations, and organizational transformation. She holds a BSB in Accounting and received her MBA from the Carlson School of Management. Tanya has a heart for youth, previously serving as a high school coach, serving in children’s ministries, and now as an elected school board member in her local school district. As the daughter of an immigrant and first generation American, Tanya passionately believes in bringing people together in unity to value, understand, and appreciate the uniqueness and humanity of every individual.

Christine BronsonDirector of Volunteer Projects

Christine has held executive and senior roles in state government and non-profits, running social safety net systems that serve more than a million Minnesotans.  She sees first-hand the human toll of poverty and adversity. These challenges transcend group identities, ancestry and circumstances of birth and Christine pursues solutions that do the same. Shaped by institutions that extolled excellence, mutual regard and methodical inquiry, Christine joined FAIR because it counters the post-modern fervor of identitarianism in a principled way.  FAIR reminds Minnesotans of the legal frameworks, cultural assets and trade-offs required for a society to flourish and meaningfully support those in need. FAIR promotes moral courage. And FAIR amplifies the convictions and discourse necessary to educate a serious, polyethnic generation versed in fairness, understanding and humanity.

FAIR Twin Cities Resources

Links, source documents and shareable PDFs. Email: [email protected] with questions.

Join us at an Upcoming Meeting or Event 

These are also posted on Facebook and in our monthly newsletter.  

  • Our Spring Educational Seminar will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 8:30 am – noon in St. Paul. Learn more here
  • FAIR in Medicine Twin Cities hosts monthly virtual meetings. Stay tuned for the next scheduled event.  
  • Join us for our next Happy Hour – next date to be announced soon. Food and drinks on your own. No RSVP necessary.

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