REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED for UROC Critical Conversation on Mapping Prejudice— Wednesday, October 10

Due to venue capacity, registration for the October 10 UROC Critical Conversation on Mapping Prejudice: Racism, Rent, and Real Estate in Minneapolis is now closed. The event will be streamed live on Facebook at 

Join scholars and community members in a University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) Critical Conversation on the hidden history of racial covenants in Minneapolis. The discussion will center on new research showing what communities of color have known for decades—that structural barriers and legalized discrimination barred many people of color from buying property and building wealth for most of the last century.

The program will be moderated by Neeraj Mehta, director of learning, McKnight Foundation, with the following panelists: Kirsten Delegard, project director, University of Minnesota Libraries' Mapping Prejudice Project; Owen Duckworth, director of organizing and policy, The Alliance;  Mahmoud El-Kati, writer, lecturer, and commentator; Jeremiah Ellison, council member, Minneapolis City Council; and Makeda Zulu-Gillespie, director of community outreach, UROC. It will also include a presentation by Mapping Prejudice Project co-founder and Digital and Geospatial Director Kevin Ehrman-Solberg.

Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries' Mapping Prejudice Project, the event is part of the Minnesota Housing Partnership's Racism, Rent and Real Estate series and the University's 1968-1969 to 2018-19 Historic Upheavals, Enduring Aftershocks symposium sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Institute for Advanced Study, Northrop, and University Honors Program.   5 p.m. Reception; 6 p.m. Program. 

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested