Nick will be the first out queer Asian-American member of the Minneapolis City Council!
Nick Kor is a coalition builder and civic leader, and currently works at the Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) where he organizes partners locally and nationwide to address racism and xenophobia. He also serves on the board of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA).
Nick grew up in Minnesota as the son of immigrants from Hong Kong and small business owners. In 2011, he received his B.A. in Music from the University of St. Thomas, playing classical guitar.
In 2012, Kor was one of the first staff members hired for the Minnesotans United for all Families campaign, where he played a leading role developing the conversation-based training program that led Minnesota to secure the freedom to marry. Then, in 2014, as an Organizer with OutFront Minnesota, he brought together students to pass the strongest anti-bullying legislation in the country. As Board Chair of Shades of Yellow (SOY), the first Hmong LGBTQ organization in the nation, Kor continued his work to promote queer and Asian American visibility in Minnesota.
Kor was appointed Civic Engagement Director for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights in 2016, was recognized as a 2018 Bush Fellow, and looks forward to continuing to fight for equity and community on the Minneapolis City Council.