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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, 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. 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.

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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.