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  • Team lead Bill English with UROC executive director Heidi Barajas

    Northside leader William English and UROC Executive Director Heidi Barajas prove research— rather than corporate goodwill or social responsibility—is the engine behind the UROC's Northside Job Creation Team.  Learn more...

  • School of Social Work Associate Professor Ross VeLure Roholt and staffers of the UROC-Kwanzaa Community Church

    Associate professor of Social Work Ross VeLure Roholt works with young people interested in community development at UROC-Kwanzaa Community Church’s after-school 21st Century Academy program. Learn more...

  • Dr. Megan Gunnar Standing by ICD Wall

    Talking, listening and building trust: University researcher Megan Gunnar on UROC’s Trauma Recovery Project. Launched last spring, the goal is to create a strategy for creating positive change in families and the Northside community. Learn more...

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October 28 Critical Coversation: Into the Bright Sunshine: Hubert Humphrey and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Join philanthropic leader Reatha Clark King, former Minnesota Congressman Donald Fraser, and University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs assistant professor Paul Stone as they reflect upon the role Hubert H. Humphrey played in the groundbreaking Civil Rights Act. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. Call 612-626-UROC for details.

Mapping the Market for Sex with Trafficked Minor Girls in Minneapolis — New research developed in partnership with Othayonih Research and funded by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. The study is part of UROC's ongoing Sex Trading, Trafficking and Community Well-Being Initiative, an academic-based initiative on the forefront of tackling the problems related to sex trading, prostitution, and sex trafficking through research. Learn more »

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Humphrey and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Bright Sunshine of Human Rights:
Hubert H. Humphrey and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
October 14 to January 30, 2015
Reception: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 28 Taking its title from Hubert H. Humphrey’s 1948 speech to the Democratic
National Convention, this exhibit uses archival objects and photographs to
explore the role of one of Minnesota’s greatest leaders in the passage of
America’s landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Co-sponsored by the University’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Office of Public Engagement and Office of the Senior
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.