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UROC Critical Conversations is a series of public discussions bringing together scholars, activists, historians, artists, and community leaders on urban issues and ideas. Building on the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center's many campus-community collaborations, the series is intended as a "gathering place" for urban-focused research, dialogue, and cultural events.
Trauma, Faith, & Healing in the Community: Conversations with South Africa's Tutu Sisters
Two very special events featuring the distinguished daughters of South African social rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Reverend Mpho Tutu; race and gender activist Naomi Tutu; and researcher Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe.
"Trauma, Faith and Healing in the Community: Conversations with South Africa's Tutu Sisters" examined the role faith, consensus-building, and reconciliation play in healing a community spirit that's been wounded by violence, natural disaster or catastrophe. The events featured a moderated panel format, followed by an informal public question-and-answer period and public reception.
Two locations, two dates:
6 p.m., April 23, Shiloh Temple International Ministries in North Minneapolis
2 p.m., April 24, Coffman Memorial Union on the University's Minneapolis campus.
Both conversations were free and open to the public.
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The University of Minnesota UROC building at Plymouth and Penn avenues in North Minneapolis is open Monday–Friday
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.