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Bryan Stevenson to headline Critical Conversation on "Race, Place and the Geography of Community Safety"
5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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 New York Times Best Seller Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. The event’s format will include dinner, followed by a panel discussion and break out sessions that tackle community- driven topics on the subject of race and place.  Register and learn more.

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.

UROC's NJCT proposes north Minneapolis-based"Makers District" — The Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center's Northwide Job Creation Team presents the idea of a north Minneapolis-based business park to Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. Learn more.

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Humphrey and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Bright Sunshine of Human Rights:
Hubert H. Humphrey and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
October 14 to January 30, 2015
Reception: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 28 Taking its title from Hubert H. Humphrey’s 1948 speech to the Democratic
National Convention, this exhibit uses archival objects and photographs to
explore the role of one of Minnesota’s greatest leaders in the passage of
America’s landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Co-sponsored by the University’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Office of Public Engagement and Office of the Senior
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.