May 31, 2019
"The Illusion of Choice: Evictions and Profit in North Minneapolis"

In May of 2019, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) held a multimedia release event for “The Illusion of Choice: Evictions and Profit in North Minneapolis” research project that included a presentation, a video telling the stories of tenants and landlords in North Minneapolis, an art installation with photos that explore the phases of eviction, and an illustrative simulation developed with the Juxta Art Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) team called the “Social Service Runaround.” Evictions are a social crisis in North Minneapolis caused by decades of…

May 23, 2017

According to the U.S. Congressional Research Service, in 2014 “the number of unaccompanied alien children (UAC, unaccompanied children) that were apprehended at the Southwest border while attempting to enter the United States without authorization reached a peak.” Many of these children have been and continue to be detained by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), released after a complicated custodial process, and placed in removal proceedings before an Immigration Judge, where they must fight their case against deportation. One of the most common ways to fight against deportation is to seek Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), a form of relief for children who are the victims of…

February 27, 2017
Safety Planning Card

The Immigration Law Project at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid provides direct legal services to address the critical needs of eligible immigrant clients in Hennepin and Anoka counties.

This winter, CURA Community Viz worked with the Immigrant Law Project to create a Safety Planning Card for immigrants: a wallet-sized card that can hold important information like your A-Number, important medical information, and the number of your attorney, as well as your rights and responsibilities if you have an encounter with law enforcement.

MMLA staff hand out these cards in workshops they do and has them available at their…