Nick Kor

Nick Kor joined the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability in February 2015 as the new HIRE Minnesota Campaign Organizer. He comes to the Alliance with a wealth of political and campaign organizing expertise. Originally from Eagan, Minnesota, Nick went to the University of St. Thomas and majored in music. While there, he noticed the lack of resources available to LGBTQ students and started developing safe spaces for students to be supported. After graduating from college, Nick continued to be involved in organizing campaigns around LGBTQ issues with Minnesota United and Outfront Minnesota. He has also done electoral organizing for Councilmember Dai Thao in 2013 and Senator Al Franken in 2014. In his years of organizing around LGBTQ issues, Nick saw that many whites did not approach the work with a racial justice lens. Understanding the different needs that queer people of color face - unemployment, homelessness, police brutality - Nick began to speak up in spaces where those needs were being ignored. He also got involved with Shades of Yellow, the only Hmong LGTBQ organization in the world, which provides Hmong and other Asian Pacific Islanders (API) LGBTQ, with a place to build community and do advocacy around the issues most pertinent to them. As the new HIRE Minnesota Campaign Organizer, Nick will have an opportunity to move racial justice in employment outcomes for people of color. He is most hopeful to build on the great work that HIRE has already accomplished and make equity the norm in hiring practices across the region.