Upcoming Events

For further information about these event, watch for upcoming details on the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights website, or call our office at (612) 341-3302.



March 4, 2000 - International Women’s Day Event - Student Center at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus.

December 28, 1999 – Child Labor Project Raffle drawing.  5:30 pm -111 Third Ave. S., Mpls. 55401.  Proceeds support the One School at a Time Campaign to provide an alternative to child labor in Sankhu, Nepal.  First prize - Tickets for two to Kathmandu;  Three Second prizes – Original 11 x 14 photography by David Parker of child workers; Ten Third prizes – Signed copy of Parker’s book:  Stolen Dreams:  Portraits of Working Children.  Raffle tickets will be sold until December 23, 1999.

November 8 – 9, 1999 - Children’s Human Rights Conference:  A strategic planning conference to educate the legal community and public about how the Convention on the Rights of the Child applies to Minnesota’s children, and to develop practical strategies for implementing the Children’s Rights Convention in Minnesota law and policy.

October 15, 1999 –  12:00-1:00p.m.  Brown Bag Lunch  at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP.  800 LaSalle Ave., 28th Floor, Minneapolis.  “Advocating to End FGM (Female Genital Mutilation): A Dialogue with Mimi Ramsey, International Expert on FGM.”  Listen to a personal account of FGM.  Learn about updates on current legislation, national and international advocacy initiatives on FGM, and resources on the issue. 

Ms. Ramsey is an internationally acclaimed leader of the Anti-Female Genital Mutilation movement.  Her tireless advocacy has grown out of personal experience when, at the age of six, she became a victim of FGM in her native Ethiopia.  Since 1992, she has traveled internationally, speaking at conferences as well as working with individual families to save young girls from the horror of FGM.  Ms. Ramsey founded “FORWARD USA:  Together Against FGM,” an organization that provides education about FGM.  She has also been instrumental in passing federal and state laws banning the practice of FGM.  PLEASE RSVP BY OCTOBER 13TH.  Call 612-341-3302 or e-mail [email protected]  

October 10, 1999 – Women’s Human Rights Program Fall Fundraiser, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.  For location and directions, please call our office at (612) 341-3302.



September 14, 1999 – First community meeting to plan International Women’s Day 2000.

June 3, 1999 - 1999 Human Rights Awards Dinner - Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights will host our 15th Annual Human Rights Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 3, 1999 at the Minneapolis Hilton Grand Ballroom.

The Annual Human Rights Awards Dinner is the largest international human rights event in the Midwest. It draws more than 600 attorneys, corporate executives, government officials and activists. The Human Rights Awards Dinner recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of human rights activists over the past year. The event not only provides an opportunity to acknowledge these contributions, it also encourages increased commitment and activism from individuals and organizations throughout Minnesota and the Midwest.

Notable supporters of this significant annual event include Sharon Sayles Belton, Norm Coleman, Rod Grams, Arvonne and Donald Fraser, Joan and Walter Mondale, and Sheila and Paul Wellstone. Distinguished keynote speakers over the past years have included Radhika Coomaraswamy, Sulo Shreshtah Shah, Justice Richard Goldstone, Jean Bertrand Aristide and the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo.

The 1999 Human Rights Awards Dinner is particularly significant for Minnesota Advocates as it will mark the celebration of our 15th Anniversary Year. We will honor the tremendous achievements of various activists, but also acknowledge the contributions of our programs, volunteers, and members to the human rights movement.

May 1999 - Child Survival and Human Rights workshops in Uganda.

April 24, 1999 - 1999 Annual Meeting for members and friends- Minnesota Advocates for Human rights will host its 1999 Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 24, from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm at the Auditorium of the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

The Annual Meeting is an important time for exchanging information and ideas among the Board, Staff, volunteers and members of Minnesota Advocates. The Annual Meeting allows supporters of Minnesota Advocates to provide important input on current or upcoming issues and projects of the organization.

This year’s Annual Meeting will offer members and friends opportunities to learn more about the state of the organization, our current programs and upcoming projects, and discuss ideas and issues. Minnesota Advocates Board and Staff will present our 15th Anniversary Report which provides an overview of the organization and our accomplishments over the past 15 years.

The event will also provide one hour seminars from different program areas that offer legal training and increase understanding of complex international human rights issues. These seminars include; "Recent Developments in Asylum Law" (1 CLE credit pending), " Women’s Human Rights-- International and National Priority" (1 CLE credit pending), "Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights-- Preventing Child Mortality and Child Labor," and " Beyond the Headlines: Indigenous Human Rights Issues in Minnesota."


For more information, contact Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights,
310 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1012.
Tel: 612-341-3302, Fax: 612-341-2971, E-mail:
[email protected]

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