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  • Michael Goh (left) pictured with Generation Next/UROC Faculty Fellows team partner Peter Demerath

    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 student Katie Fogel

    U of M graduate students at UROC use community-based research to solve real-life problems.
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  • Riding Nice Ride Bikes

    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 Home: The Legacy of Structural Inequality and Homeownership

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
The event is free and open to the public. Registration details to come.

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. The right to home ownership—and access to insured mortgages—has been a cornerstone in the economic rise of the white middle-class, a path that as often been denied to people of color. This Critical Conversation event aims to examine the historical roots of modern-day protests through an examination of Minneapolis’s historical housing practices

The Raising of America: Minnesota’s Early Childhood Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

Join policy makers, practitioners and early childhood education experts and advocates in a UROC Critical Conversation on how a strong start for all Minnesota children can lead to a healthier, prosperous and more equitable state. The interactive event will feature a screening of episode two of the new documentary series The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation, airing nationwide on public television stations this fall. Learn more.

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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.