Upcoming CURA events http://www.cura.umn.edu/events/2014-W04/trackback Events at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs en Setting a New Compass for Climate Change http://www.cura.umn.edu/events/2014-01-25/setting-new-compass-climate-change <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date and time:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">January 25, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">12:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">5:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> Wellstone Center 179 Robie Street E Saint Paul, MN </div> </div> </div> <p>Please join us for Setting a New Compass for Climate and Justice: A Forum on Race, Climate and Community Health. The event will feature: </p> <p> <ul> <li><strong>Chicana Activist Kim Wasserman.</strong> Kim received the prestigious Goldman Environmental Award for her environmental health and justice work. Having successfully organizing to shut down two of the country's oldest and dirtiest coal plants in her Chicago neighborhood, Kim is now turning to organize for climate and energy policies that work to build vibrant and healthy communities. A strong Chicana leader, Kim will present on re-claiming our future and our environment.</li> <li><strong>Presentation on EJ Mapping Tool for Community Advocacy.&nbsp;</strong>The Twin Cities Environmental Justice Mapping Tool is a community organizing and planning tool for community use. The tool enables community access to information about environmental health hazards, especially with respect to Native, low-income and communities of color. A demonstration of the tool will be presented and community members will be able to engage state and city officials about their strategies for achieving environmental justice in Minneapolis and St. Paul.</li> </ul> </p> <p>Also hear from community and governmental leaders on the future of justice in environmental and climate policy in Minnesota:</p> <ul> <li>John L. Stine, Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency</li> <li>Alondra Cano, Minneapolis City Council Member-Elect</li> <li>Elizabeth Glidden, Minneapolis City Council, Chair – Committee on Regulatory, Energy and Environment</li> <li>David Nicholson, Executive Director, Headwaters Foundation for Justice</li> <li>Carlos Mariani, Minnesota House of Representatives</li> <li>David Pellow, Professor and Don Martindale Endowed Chair, University of Minnesota</li> <li>Veronica Burt, Public Policy Advocate/Cultural Organizer, Just Equity (invited)</li> <li>Jeff Matson and Neeraj Mehta, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota</li> <li>Shalini Gupta and Dr. Cecilia Martinez, Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>Current Co-Sponsors:</strong> </p> <p> <ul> <li>Headwaters Foundation for Justice and Policy Champions</li> <li>Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota</li> <li>Proyecto Zenteotl</li> <li>Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli</li> <li>West Side Community Organization (WSCO)</li> <li>Afro-Eco</li> </ul> </p> <p><strong>Event made possible with funding by: </strong></p> <p> <ul> <li>Elmer L. &amp; Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation</li> <li>US Climate Action Network</li> <li>Kresge Foundation</li> <li>Norman Foundation</li> <li>Jesse Smith Noyes Foundation<strong>&nbsp;</strong></li> </ul> </p> <p><strong>Follow updates on the event at</strong> <a href="http://www.ceed.org">www.ceed.org</a> and on Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Center.Earth.Energy.Democracy">www.facebook.com/Center.Earth.Energy.Democracy</a>.&nbsp; </p> <p><strong>Event Contact</strong>: Liza (Guerra) O’Reilly at the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy, <a href="mailto:loreilly@ceed.org">loreilly@ceed.org</a>, (612) 276-5660.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="item-list"><p><strong>CURA Research Areas:</strong></p><ul class="vocabulary-list"><li class="first"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3">Environment and Energy</a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/taxonomy/term/11">Underserved and Underrepresented Groups</a></li> </ul></div><div class="item-list"><p><strong>CURA Programs:</strong></p><ul class="vocabulary-list"><li class="first last"><a href="/taxonomy/term/25">Community Geographic Information Systems Program</a></li> </ul></div> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 19:17:12 +0000 mgreco 7739 at http://www.cura.umn.edu The 1967 Plymouth Avenue Rebellion: Its Impact and Meaning for Today http://www.cura.umn.edu/events/2018-10-12/1967-plymouth-avenue-rebellion-its-impact-and-meaning-today <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date and time:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">October 12, 2018 - <span class="date-display-start">3:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">5:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> NOTE THE DIFFERENT LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT John B. Davis Education Service Center1250 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411 </div> </div> </div> <h3>Keith Mayes, associate professor of African-American and African Studies, University of Minnesota</h3> <h3>Spike Moss, civil rights activist</h3> <div>For three nights in July 1967, the North Side of Minneapolis along Plymouth Avenue erupted&nbsp;in rebellion. Police and National Guard units were called in to occupy parts of the neighborhood in response. The so-called "urban crisis" of the 1960s produced similar events in many other cities in the U.S. This crisis and the conditions behind it that prevailed in many communities of color during the 1960s was the impetus for the University board of Regents to establish the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) in 1968.&nbsp; As we commemorate our 50th anniversary, we have invited community leader Spike Moss and Keith Mayes, associate professor of African American and African Studies at the University of Minnesota to join us for the last in our Anniversary Seminar series. Moss and Mayes will discuss the events of July 1967 and their relevance for today.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPomHTfNgyTz6cxDhmsOp4Vno7MIyUzh3m4ba7Gxi1M8fMdA/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Register now!</a></p> <p>Reception to follow</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 16:03:27 +0000 jmiller 8141 at http://www.cura.umn.edu