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    Built in 1923, Lincoln Community School is poised to become a park-like neighborhood gateway and oasis with help from University-community partners and residents.
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    Michael Goh and Peter Demerath are one of several Generation Next/UROC Faculty Fellows working to find solutions to Minnesota’s achievement gap.
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    UROC connects kids and teens with the University’s Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
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    U of M graduate students at UROC use community-based research to solve real-life problems.
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    The Nice Ride Neighborhood Program is growing in North Minneapolis with support from UROC and other community partners.
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Critical Conversation—
The Right to a Home: The Legacy of Structural Inequality and Homeownership

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

The three-week occupation of Minneapolis Police Department’s Fourth Precinct galvanized communities and made headlines around the world. Many scholars believe it—and other recent protests—are tied to a historical trajectory of structural racism, housing discrimination, and economic inequality.

Guest speakers include Augustine "Willie" Dominguez, North Minneapolis resident and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives; Edward Goetz, director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Urban and Regional Affairs and Humphrey School of Public Affairs professor; Keith Mayes, professor and past chair of the University's Department of African and African American Studies; and Shauen Pearce, executive director of the Harrison Neighborhood Association.

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In the Gallery

Untitled: A Show About Nature

Featuring jewelry, paintings and sculpture by artists Joan Gordon, Christopher Harrison, Shirley Jones, Gene Olson, and Eileen Cohen. Opening reception: 6 p.m., Thursday, October 27. Free and open to the public.