The Advocates for Human Rights Upcoming Events
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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