Common Ground has a policy of giving registration priority to members of the following groups: Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and transgender folks. The two main values informing this policy are justice and safety. Regarding justice, we see this policy as an imperfect attempt to compensate for current and historical disadvantages members of these groups may have had by affording them an advantage in our registration process. Regarding safety, we see this policy as an imperfect attempt to create a safer space for members of these groups by making it more likely that they will not be the only member of their group present at a given program. There are other advantages to this policy, for example, the benefit to all participants of being in a more diverse group. To learn more, contact the center at or 612-722-8260. We welcome feedback on any aspect of this policy.