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|From: Katie Gaughan (kgaughanadvrights.org)|
|Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 12:25:39 -0700 (PDT)|
The Advocates for Human Rights Upcoming Events More information about these and other events by The Advocates for Human Rights can be found on our website at www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org <http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/> . Women's Human Rights Speaker Series "Transforming Laws and Lives: 15 Years of Global Reform" Tuesday, April 8 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. At Briggs and Morgan, Minnesota Room, 2200 IDS Center, 80 S. 8th St., Minneapolis Presented by The Advocates for Human Rights and Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association Featuring Mary Ellingen, Rosalyn Park and Cheryl Thomas of the Women's Human Rights Program at The Advocates for Human Rights In February, 2008, one hundred representatives from 29 countries gathered in Sofia, Bulgaria for the Regional Conference on Domestic Violence Legal Reform, sponsored by The Advocates for Human Rights and the Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation. In all the countries represented, women's advocates and government officials are working together on legal reform to better protect women from domestic violence and hold perpetrators accountable. This presentation will explore the remarkable developments in recent years in these countries of the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe, and will outline the successes and challenges of creating, passing and implementing laws that uphold the basic human right of women to live free from violence in the home. Free and open to the public (REGISTRATION REQUIRED). Please RSVP to Mary Hunt at mhunt [at] advrights.org or 612-341-3302, ext. 107 by Friday, April 4th. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP. Application will be made for one CLE credit. Before Their Time: Child Labor Around the World Photo Exhibit by David L. Parker Artist's reception and book signing: Thursday, April 10, 5-8 p.m. Exhibit: Monday, March 31 - Friday, May 2 from 12-5 p.m. Presented by The Advocates for Human Rights and Nina Bliese Gallery For more information and directions to the gallery, contact www.ninabliesegallery.com <http://www.ninabliesegallery.com/> . The Nina Bliese Gallery is located on the ground floor of the 225 South 6th St. Building in Minneapolis, MN. Parking in 225 South Sixth Street is available for $5.00 with a Gallery Coupon. Human Rights Lecture Series "U.S. Exceptionalism Regarding Human Rights & Humanitarian Norms" Thursday, April 17 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. At Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., U.S. Bank Plaza, 200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000, Minneapolis Presented by Barbara A. Frey, Human Rights Program in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota and James Dorsey, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. The presentation will address the two faces of U.S. involvement in developing human rights norms: exceptional leadership and creating exceptions for its own actions. The speakers will give a brief overview of the intellectual and moral leadership of the US in the creation of core human rights standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They will then consider the post-cold war movement away from any norms that might limit the US's conduct at home or abroad, using two notable examples -- the prohibition against torture and the creation of the International Criminal Court. Please R.S.V.P. for this lecture by noon on Tuesday, April 15 by clicking here. <http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=AwP0cqb66FcCOejwpvd5Aw_3d_3d> Lunch will be provided by those who R.S.V.P. Application will be made for one CLE credit. "Building Safe Communities: A Cross-Cultural Perspective" Workshops and screening of The Advocates' film "Journey to Safety" Saturday, April 19 from 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. At Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 Sponsored by Domestic Violence Prevention Network of Northwest Hennepin County Keynote speaker: Patience Togo, SCSU Breakout sessions: self-defense, deportable crimes, Orders for Protection and Child Protection Free and open to the public. Please register by calling (763) 503-2520, or e-mail info [at] nwhhsc.org. Free lunch with registration. Death Penalty Speakers Series "The Death Penalty in Iraq" Wednesday, April 23, 2008 from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. At Dorsey & Whitney, 15th Floor, 50 South 6th, Minneapolis, MN Brown Bag lunch Please RSVP to Laura Young at lyoung [at] advrights.org. "Darfur Now" Documentary about the Darfur Genocide Two screenings: Sunday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. At William Mitchell College of Law Auditorium, Room 245, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105 Monday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. At University of Minnesota Law School, Room 25 Mondale Hall 229 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55455 This film profiles six people who demonstrate how men and women in all walks of life can come together to make 'never again' mean 'never.' * Adam Sterling, director of the Sudan Divestment Task Force. * Dr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. * Pablo Recalde, head of the World Food Program in West Darfur. * Hejewa Adam, rebel fighter battling the Janjaweed militia. * Ahmed Mohammed Abakar, leader at a refugee camp. * Don Cheadle, star of "Hotel Rwanda" and author, Not on Our Watch, about Darfur. Post-film discussion with Adam Sterling. Co-sponsors: Basilica of St. Mary; Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Human Rights Center, and STAND, University of Minnesota; Center for Victims of Torture; Congregation Shir Tikvah; Genocide Intervention Network - Minnesota; The Advocates for Human Rights; Minnesota Interfaith Darfur Coalition; St. Paul Jewish Community Center; Talmud Torah Day School of St. Paul; and the United Nations Association of Minnesota. Free and open to the public. Not recommended for those under age 15. For information call 612-624-0256. "The Devil Came on Horseback" Documentary about the Darfur Genocide Wednesday, April 30, 7:00 p.m. At Bloomington Civic Plaza, Schneider Theater, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington MN 55431 This film depicts the Darfur genocide through the eyes of military observer former U.S. Marine Capt. Brian Steidle. "Brutal, urgent, devastating - this documentary must be seen by as many people as possible and as soon as possible," says the New York Times. Post-film panel discussion with representatives of the American Refugee Committee; Genocide Intervention Network; and Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota. Co-sponsors: Basilica of St. Mary; Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Human Rights Center, and STAND, University of Minnesota; Center for Victims of Torture; City of Bloomington Human Rights Commission; Congregation Shir Tikvah; Bloomington Noon Rotary Club; Genocide Intervention Network - Minnesota; The Advocates for Human Rights; Minnesota Interfaith Darfur Coalition; St. Paul Jewish Community Center; Talmud Torah Day School of St. Paul; and the United Nations Association of Minnesota. Free and open to the public. Not recommended for those under age 15. For information call 612-624-0256. Asylum and Immigration Conference 2008: Immigration Law in the New "ICE" Age of Enforcement Thursday, May 1 - Friday, May 2 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. At Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN Volunteer attorneys and others are welcome to join The Advocates for Human Rights and AILA to get updated on the latest practice and case developments affecting asylum seekers. Learn about current enforcement tactics affecting your pro bono client. Hear from the Asylum Office, Immigration Court, and Board of Immigration Appeals. Meet the experts and immigration law mentors from Minnesota and around the country. Learn best practices for responding to ICE Raids. Hear about efforts to expand state employer sanction laws. Get the latest on PERM. Hear from the experts on federal litigation, immigration law & crimes, detention, bond, family based immigration, Consular processing and much more. For more information, contact Elizabeth Streefland by phone (612) 605-1199 or email elizabeth [at] streefland.com. "At the Death House Door" Film Screening Wednesday, May 14, evening (time TBA) At St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55419 Co-sponsored by The Advocates for Human Rights, The Innocence Project of Minnesota, and St. Joan of Arc Church. For more information, please contact Rosalyn Park, 612-341-3302 ext. 106.
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