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HUP Speaker Series: Equity and Access to Education

Date and time: 
July 9, 2012 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Location: 

Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, Room 107
2001 Plymouth Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Map and directions

Description:

Please join the Hennepin-University Partnership for a presentation around equity and access to education in the Hmong community. Presenters from the University of Minnesota will include Jay Clark, the Director of Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing (MCNO) and Heidi Barajas, Executive Director of the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC). Jay will present on his work of engaging the Hmong community around issues of interest to them, particularly organizing Hmong youth who expressed a strong desire to attend a new school that they perceive could provide them with greater educational opportunities. Heidi will present research that she conducted on measuring access and equity for Hmong students in the education system. The Hennepin County sponsor for this event is Kimberly Spates, A-GRAD Coordinator. Kimberly will share her perspectives on Hennepin County’s interest in promoting high school graduation and will introduce the University speakers.

All are welcome to attend this presentation, however we ask that you email kelle410@umn.edu to register. Coffee and rolls will be provided.

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