Minnesota Advocates Events
From: Min Chong (mchongmnadvocates.org)
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:37:52 -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 First Mental Retardation Death Sentence Commuted to Life in Alabama

Death Penalty Lecture Series presented by Dorsey & Whitney LLP and
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights

Wednesday, July 18, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Seattle Room, 15th Floor

50 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis

Bruce Manning will recount Jeremiah Jackson's story from his 1998 trial
and death sentence to the beginning of his post-conviction collateral
appeal in 2002. Mr. Manning will discuss his pro bono representation of
Jeremiah, through an eventually successful commutation of his sentence
to life without the possibility of parole. Mr. Jackson's case is one of
very few nationwide where a change occurred as a result of Atkins v.
Virginia (2002), and it was the first case in Alabama where a sentence
of death was commuted because of a finding of mental retardation. This
lecture is a brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. Application
will be made for one CLE credit. Please RSVP to Laura Young at (612)
341-3302 ext. 128 or lyoung [at] mnadvocates.org. 


Infant Mortality and Health: A Solvable Problem

Children's Human Rights Lecture Series presented by Faegre & Benson LLP
and Minnesota Advocates

Thursday, July 26, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Faegre & Benson LLP

The Century Room

2200 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis

Megan Brown, Research Associate at the Children's Defense Fund of
Minnesota presents. Annually more than 10 million children under five
years of age die primarily from diseases of poverty, including
immunizable childhood diseases, malaria, intestinal and respiratory
infections, lack of food and clean water, violence, and lack of primary
health care. When children die unnecessarily from preventable causes,
their most basic human rights are violated. This lecture will discuss
the causes and solutions to high infant mortality rates in the world in
general and in the U.S. specifically. Lunch will be provided for those
who RSVP. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Julia Kashaeva
at (612) 341-3302 ext. 127 or jkashaeva [at] mnadvocates.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


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