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The Advocates for Human Rights

invites you to the

2009 Human Rights Awards Dinner

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Marriott Hotel – City Center

30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

 (Please note new location.)

Cocktail Reception with Dr. Samar, 4:30 P.M.

Reception and Silent Auction, 5:00 P.M.

Dinner and Program, 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.


2009 Don and Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award Recipient:

Dr. Sima Samar

Dr. Sima Samar of Afghanistan is an amazing, formidable advocate for human rights in Afghanistan. She established the very first Ministry of Women’s Affairs in the country, and now chairs the first human rights commission in Afghanistan’s history. As a woman and ethnic minority, her courageous voice has brought about meaningful changes in the lives of Afghanis and has brought global attention to the egregious human rights abuses being committed against her people, especially girls and women. Dr. Samar also serves as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Sudan, acting as an intelligent and objective observer for the international community during the horrors of the Darfur genocide.

Come to hear her inspirational and educational message!


2009 Special Recognition Award Recipients:

Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Management Team

Dulce Foster, Dianne Heins, Mark Kalla, and Jim O’Neal


Emcee for the evening: Sarah Vander Zanden of Vander Zanden Inc.


Please register by mail or online before June 13th.

For more information, please contact Tim at (612) 341-3302 ext. 100 or at [email protected].


2009 Human Rights Awards Dinner Sponsors


Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi, LLC

Briggs & Morgan, P.A.

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Heins, Mills & Olson, P.L.C.

Faegre & Benson, LLP

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.



Leonard, Street & Deinard. P.A.

Lindquist & Vennum PLLP



Aronson & Associates, P.A.

Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC

Marilyn J. Michales & Associates, P.A.

Myers Thompson, P.A.

Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnson P.A.

Maslon, Edelman, Borman & Brand, LLP

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

Siegal, Brill, Greupner, Duffy & Foster, P.A.

Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel & Mason, LLP

Wilson Law Group


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