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|From: Min Chong (mchongmnadvocates.org)|
|Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 14:34:40 -0700 (PDT)|
More information about these and other Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights events can be found on our website at www.mnadvocates.org <http://www.mnadvocates.org/> . The Federal Death Penalty <http://www.mnadvocates.org/The_Federal_Death_Penalty.html> Death Penalty Lecture Series presented by Dorsey & Whitney LLP and Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights Thursday, May 31, 2007, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Dorsey & Whitney LLP Seattle Room, 15th Floor 50 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis Professor Stephen J. Cribari will discuss "tweaking death: how, and why, the Supreme Court balances the power to execute." His talk will include reflections on federal review of death penalty cases arising out of state criminal charges. Professor Cribari will also draw on his own experiences defending capital cases in federal court. This lecture is a brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. Application will be made for one CLE credit. For more information, contact Rosalyn Park at (612) 341-3302 ext. 106 or rpark [at] mnadvocates.org. 2007 Asylum Conference <http://www.mnadvocates.org/Annual_Asylum_Conference3.html> Friday, June 1, 8:15 am - 5:00 pm Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. 200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000, Minneapolis Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights is offering a one-day conference to provide practitioners with practical information for representing asylum seekers in the U.S. Participants will learn the essentials of asylum law from filing the asylum application to preparing for the hearing. The conference also offers an advanced asylum track in litigation strategies for the seasoned immigration practitioner. Through a trained pro bono panel of over 300 lawyers, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights represents hundreds of asylum seekers annually. This annual conference has gained a reputation for excellence, presenting local and national experts on asylum law and practice. For more information, contact Ingrid Haugland at (612) 341-3302 ext. 120 or ihaugland [at] mnadvocates.org. Human Trafficking and Women's Rights in Turkey <http://www.mnadvocates.org/Human_Trafficking_and_Women_s_Rights_in_Turk ey.html> Women's Human Rights Speaker Series presented by Briggs and Morgan, PA and Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights Tuesday, June 12, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Briggs and Morgan, Minnesota Room 2200 IDS Center, 80 S. Eighth St., Minneapolis Dr. Ilknur Altuntas, a judge in the Ministry of Justice in Ankara, Turkey and a 2006 - 2007 Humphrey Fellow presents. As a modern-day form of slavery, human trafficking is a serious violation of human rights. It affects every continent and region of the world and continues to sustain annual growth. After drug smuggling, human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world and the fastest-growing. It is the most profitable criminal activity for funding transnational organized crime. Turkey, serving as a bridge between Asia and Europe, is a destination country for trafficking in persons. This presentation will address the core elements and root causes of human trafficking, its consequences and solutions, and Turkey's effort to combat human trafficking. The presentation will also provide an overview of women's rights in Turkey. Application will be made for one CLE credit. Please RSVP to Tina at shouareau [at] briggs.com or (612) 977-8126 by Friday, June 8. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP. For more information on the series, please contact Mary Hunt at (612) 341-3302, ext. 107 or mhunt [at] mnadvocates.org. Defending Human Rights: Using the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights to Protect Fundamental Rights and Freedoms <http://www.mnadvocates.org/Defending_Human_Rights_Using_the_African_Com mission_on_Human_and_Peoples_Rights_to_Protect_Fundamental_Rights_and_Fr eedoms.html> Presented by Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP and Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights Thursday, June 14, 12:00-1:00 pm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP. Conference Center, 28th Floor 800 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis Arnold Tsunga, an internationally prominent Zimbabwean lawyer and human rights defender, will discuss the role and mandate of the African Commission in protecting human rights on the African continent as well as strategic ways to utilize Commission mechanisms to push for changes under repressive regimes, in particular, in Zimbabwe. One CLE credit to be applied for. This presentation is a brown bag lunch. Please RSVP to Laura Young by Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at (612) 341-3302 ext. 128 or lyoung [at] mnadvocates.org 2007 Human Rights Law and Policy Conference <http://www.mnadvocates.org/conference.html> Friday, June 15, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Dorsey & Whitney LLP 50 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis Minnesota Advocates will host its fifth annual human rights law and policy conference, Children Left Behind: A Child's Right to Education in the U.S. Children deserve equal access to a quality education without discrimination. The human right to education promotes a child's right to a quality education in a safe and respectful learning environment. When education assists children in recognizing their capabilities, they are able to reach their full potential and contribute to society. The conference will address the current state of American schools, including barriers to access to equal education such as race, class, technology, geography, segregation, poverty, legislation, funding, etc., and discuss strategies to eliminate inequity within the education system. For more information, contact Julia Kashaeva at (612) 341-3302 ext. 127 or jkashaeva [at] mnadvocates.org. Minnesota Advocates 2007 Human Rights Awards Dinner - Human Rights, Justice, and Peace: Truth and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Societies <http://www.mnadvocates.org/2007_Human_Rights_Awards_Dinner.html> Tuesday, June 19, 5:00 - 8:45 pm The Depot 225 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis Jerome Verdier, Chair of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission will present the keynote address. The 2007 Human Rights Award winners are Priscilla Hayner for her groundbreaking work on transitional justice around the world, and Sofia Macher for her continuing contributions to the truth and reconciliation process in Peru. An RSVP form can be found here <http://www.mnadvocates.org/sites/608a3887-dd53-4796-8904-997a0131ca54/u ploads/2007_HRAD_RSVP.doc> . For more information, please contact Sarah Herder at (612) 341-3302 ext. 126 or sherder [at] mnadvocates.org. Minnesota Advocates is also seeking donations for our silent auction. Please contact Min Chong at (612) 341-3302 ext. 115 or mchong [at] mnadvocates.org for more information. Challenged to Provide Healthcare for All 2007 Human Rights Lecture Series Presented by Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. and Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights Thursday, June 21, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. U.S. Bank Plaza 200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000, Minneapolis Panelists will address issues of health from human rights perspective. Application will be made for one CLE credit. More information TBA. Questions can be directed to Julia Kashaeva at (612) 341-3302 ext. 127 or jkashaeva [at] mnadvocates.org. "Locked Away": Human Rights and Immigration Detention <http://www.mnadvocates.org/Locked_Away_Human_Rights_and_Immigration_Det ention.html> Presented by ACLU Human Rights Program and ACLU of Illinois Co-sponsored by Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, Detention Watch Network, Midwest Coalition for Human Rights, and National Immigrant Justice Center June 27 - June 28, 2007 Children and Family Justice Center Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL The ACLU Human Rights Program and the ACLU of Illinois are presenting a workshop for social justice advocates and organizations interested in developing human rights strategies to examine the detention of immigrants in the Midwest and beyond. The workshop will use a human rights lens to tackle a range of issues and will bring together human rights and immigrant justice experts and practitioners. Questions can be directed to Ashwini Hardikar at (212) 549-2663 or ahardikar [at] aclu.org. Questions about the program can be directed to Jamil Dakwar at (212) 519-7850 or jdakwar [at] aclu.org. Min Y. Chong Assistant to the Executive Director Administrative Associate Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights 650 Third Avenue South, Suite 550 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1940 Phone: (612) 341-3302 ext. 115 Fax: (612) 341-2971 www.mnadvocates.org
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