University of Minnesota
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Scrubs Discussion Classroom

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  urban communities

in partnership with
    North Minneapolis

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2001 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-626-UROC (8762)

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Critical Conversations: Scholars, historians, artists and community leaders on urban issues and ideas

UROC Critical Conversations is a series of public discussions bringing together scholars, activists, historians, artists, and community leaders on urban issues and ideas. Building on the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center's many campus-community collaborations, the series is intended as a "gathering place" for urban-focused research, dialogue, and cultural events.

Recent Critical Conversations topics:

Race, Place and the Geography of Community Safety: A Critical Conversation with Bryan Stevenson

The Bright Sunshine of Human Rights: Hubert H. Humphrey and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Art for Healing: The Role of Creativity in Trauma Recovery

Trauma,Faith & Healing in the Community: Conversations with South Africa's Tutu Sisters

The Impact of Sex Trafficking and Prostitution on Community Health: Reducing Harm, Promoting Healing

Cornerstones and Common Ground: Reflections on the History of North Minneapolis


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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