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Archived News and Events

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.

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.

Bryan Stevenson on "Race, Place and the Geography of Community Safety"
5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

Bryan Stevenson credit Nina Subin Author-activist Bryan Stevenson will lead a public discussion on the role geography plays in the health and safety of individuals in workplace, school and residential communities. Stevenson is the author of best selling book Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.

UROC's 2014 Annual Report

UROC's 2014 Annual Report

<-- Learn about UROC's recent projects and achievements in the 2014 annual report.

UROC's annual Summer Resource Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14
More than 20 organizations will showcase their 2015 summer programs and activities for youth of all ages. The event is free and open to the public.

U of M names Generation Next/UROC Faculty Fellows — Six University of Minnesota researchers have been named charged with creating teams to tackle the question: “Why is there an achievement gap in the context of Minneapolis-St. Paul and what promising practices are helping close that gap?” Learn more.


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.

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