Race, Equity, and the City: An Exploration of the Urban Landscape of the Twin Cities

1:00 PM  - 3:30 PM
Saturday Oct 13, 2018
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom, Weyerhaeuser Hall
Registered field trip participants will gather in Weyerhaeuser Boardroom for pre trip orientation

  • Cities have played a central role in constructing racial identities, creating systems of inequality, and inspiring initiatives to advance social justice and the common good.This dynamic is true of the Twin Cities region, which has some of the largest racial inequalities among metropolitan regions in the United States.This discussion and community visit will explore examples of how urban policy and development have shaped racial equity in the Twin Cities. We will touch on the legacy and continuing impact of such practices as redlining, restrictive covenants, urban renewal, and highway construction, and the emerging issue of gentrification. We will also look at ways that community members are trying to draw on community histories to imagine a more equitable future.
  • Facilitator: Dr. Paul Schadewald, Associate Director, Civic Engagement Center


This event is for: Students, Staff, Faculty and Parents and Families

Admission: Free

Sponsored By: Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC)

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