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Welcoming the Dear Neighbor?

We are committed to working together to make the invisible visible and to close the racial disparity gaps in housing in Minnesota.

Join St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s) as we collaborate with Mapping Prejudice to learn and investigate the hidden histories of housing discrimination, segregation, and racism in Minnesota.

We hope to learn from and engage with community members about their own stories and experiences with housing injustice, past and present.

Spotlight

Ramsey County Racial Covenant Map Unveiling Event

June 15th, 2022

This event was the first look at the publication of the Ramsey County maps that highlighted the racial covenants that were written into housing deeds to ensure that people of color were not able to acquire properties in particular areas with these restrictive covenants.

We had professors and the directors from both Mapping Prejudice and Welcoming The Dear Neighbor?, who presented data and findings for our guests in person and online for our virtual audience.

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See what students, faculty, and staff are learning about housing inequality, segregation, and racism in Minnesota.

Student Work & Projects

Explore work and projects from our students as they look at how historical housing discrimination affects current inequality in Ramsey County.

Students at St. Kate’s are engaging with the WTDN in a variety of classes. Here’s how our students are thinking about the issues related to housing inequality and housing segregation. Their work demonstrates “thinking in progress”.

Faculty/Staff Work & Projects

Explore work and projects from our faculty/staff members as they look at how historical housing discrimination affects current inequality in Ramsey County.

Share Your Story


We would love to hear your stories about living in St. Paul or its suburbs, particularly if you have experienced the impacts of racist housing policies and practices. By making these stories visible, these hidden histories are brought to light and can inform present policies.

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Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming events and workshops to find opportunities to learn more about our work.

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Join Us!

Interested in volunteering or collaborating on an event or project?

Send us a quick message or email us at dearneighbor@stkate.edu to get started!