march, 2018

16mar7:30 pm9:00 pmMapping Prejudice: Racial Covenants and Hidden American Apartheid in Minneapolis


Event Details

Or Emet will host Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, Penny Petersen, and Kirsten Delegard, the team behind Mapping Prejudice, for a presentation on their efforts to create a first-ever comprehensive map of racial covenants for an American city. The intent is to transform understandings of the past in Minneapolis, where many residents believe their city was never segregated. The map is meant to challenge citizens to rethink both racial disparities and their possible remedies.

Ehrman-Solberg is a graduate student in the Geography, Environment and Society department at the University of Minnesota, the project manager for Mapping Prejudice, and a graduate assistant at the Borchert Map Library. Petersen is the author of two books of Minneapolis history and an expert in historic property research. Delegard is the project director of Mapping Prejudice and the Historyapolis Project, which seeks to bring new attention to the often troubled past of Minneapolis. She works at the Borchert Map Library and has faculty affiliations with the History department at Augsburg University and the Geography department at the University of Minnesota.

A short Humanistic Jewish Sabbath service will precede the program, which is free and open to the public. An Oneg Shabbat reception will follow.

Or Emet’s services and programs take place in the Beit Knesset, Room M-28. For more information, contact or visit


(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Sabes Jewish Community Center -Room M-28

4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park, MN


Mapping Prejudice