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Race in America: The Twin Cities Rise Up
Minneapolis-Saint Paul, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Sponsor: HECUA 
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Lang. of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Housing: Student responsibility
Areas of Study: African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Culture, Geography, History, Humanities, Political Science, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Urban Studies
Program Description:
Program Description:

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From settler colonialism to the Civil Rights Movement to current movements for racial and social justice, explore the roots of racial inequality and racism in Minnesota and across the United States. 


In response to the murder of George Floyd, and subsequent summer uprisings in our communities and across the country, HECUA is making the Race in America program a special Twin Cities-based offering for Summer 2021. As this program responds to this critical moment in the history of our community and nation, we will work to honor the thematic priorities of the Race in America program (typically based in Jackson, Mississippi), including remote engagement with HECUA community partners in Mississippi and elsewhere in the South.

The Race in America-Twin Cities program examines the unique and destructive legacy of settler colonialism in Minnesota and its impacts on our Indigenous communities, later Black Minnesotans, and more recently, other communities of color, including new immigrants. Today, Minnesotans enjoy some of the highest quality of life indicators in the country. However, there are also staggering economic and educational disparities – some of the widest gaps in the US– between BIPOC Minnesotans and their White counterparts, particularly across urban communities. The murder of George Floyd and the summer uprisings of 2020 revealed to the world that racial and economic justice in Minnesota and across this nation are far from reality. 

Students in HECUA’s Race in America-Twin Cities program are introduced to a new generation of leaders who are working to meet critical challenges in education, policing and public safety, voting rights, environmental justice, and the establishment of a model for grassroots cooperative economics. Students will leave this program with a profound understanding of past and current movements for justice, new ways to examine issues of power and privilege, and a deeper understanding of their own capacity to make change. Read more about Race in America.


This program is a 6-credit summer program.

Program fees:

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This Program is open to

Undergraduate students enrolled in a college or university in the United States who have completed their first year of college.


Scholarships are available for the Race in America summer program. BIPOC students, first-generation students, and students from low-income backgrounds are encouraged to apply. More information about the application process is available on the HECUA website, here.

Application Process Involves

  • Online or Paper Application
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Reference

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