UROC celebrates FLOW Northside Arts Crawl with gallery events July 28-30

UROC celebrates this year's FLOW Northside Arts Crawl with free activities centered in its current art exhibits and a special event with Twin Cities artist Don Walker. Hosted by the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition, FLOW is a three-day festival of creativity, showcasing multi-disciplinary Northside artists of all ages and experiences at various locations around the community. 

U of M hosts Juneteenth march, celebration in North Minneapolis—noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 18

The U of M will host is inaugural Juneteenth Celebration —Was Is Will Be Honoring Our Black Past, Black Present, Black Future—on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The event will begin with a commemorative march at noon from Willard Park at 1626 Queen Ave. N. to the University’s Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) at 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., where the outdoor block party will take place from 1 to 6 p.m.

Caring for Our Elders: Exploring Cultural Approaches to Elder Care in Minnesota—4 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 via Zoom

The growth and longevity of our aging population presents opportunities, as well as challenges for Minnesota's elders, their families, and friends. Hear from University and community experts, advocates, and practitioners on the role culture and tradition play in caregiving. 

Changing the Legacy of Fast Food

Fernando Burga

U of M Assistant Professor Fernando Burga takes on the legacy of fast food outlets in North Minneapolis with a UROC Research Agenda grant

Fernando Burga grew up in Miami and remembers feeling nostalgia for Peru, his family’s homeland. Like many immigrants, he missed his country’s language and culture. He also missed the food and the feeling of community and coming together that goes along with good meals made from familiar, comforting ingredients.

Three U of M students named to UROC Josie R. Johnson Engaged Dissertation Fellows Program

Three University of Minnesota graduate students have been named to the UROC Josie R. Johnson Engaged Dissertation Fellows Program. The program is designed for University graduate students who are developing as community engaged scholars, preparing for their dissertation research, and doing research for the public good.

UROC announces 2021 Research Agenda Grant Competition awardees

A University-community selection committee has named the 2021 recipients of the UROC Research Agenda Grant Competition. Launched in September of 2020, the UROC Research Agenda is a framework for addressing themes that community members and University of Minnesota researchers and practitioners identified as being critical to a thriving North Minneapolis and Twin Cities urban core.

U of M National Day of Racial Healing Conversation: What Will it Take to Heal? —10 a.m. Tuesday, January 25

Join local and national educators, leaders, and activists in a virtual community conversation on racial healing, equity, and justice at the University of Minnesota's observance of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's National Day of Racial Healing. Hosted by UROC, the event aims to foster honest and open conversation around the question: What will it take to heal our country?