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Meetings and Events

Upcoming Committee Meetings

The Human Rights Committee Membership meets the second Monday of every month at the MSBA office (Third Floor City Center, 600 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis) unless otherwise noted below. The meetings begin at 12:00 p.m. and last until 1:00 p.m.

All members can vote at the meetings with the exception of mailing only members. Despite a member's designation, all are welcome to attend meetings and visitors are highly encouraged.
 

Please contact the staff liaison with any questions about this meeting.

 

Next Events:


Past CLEs and Events:

Sept.12, 2016 (12-1 pm)       Brown Bag Series with guest, Val Jensen, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
(Human Rights Committee monthly meeting to take place immediately afterward at MSBA.)

Sept. 28, 2016 (7-9 pm) 
CLE: Women and Genocide: Ending Impunity for Crimes of Sexual Violence (Special commemoration of International day of Peace)

Oct. 10, 2016 (12-1 pm)
CLE: Tribal and Federal Law on Indian Reservations.  Presenters: FBI Special Agent Daniel Genck (Supervisor, Civil Rights) and Professor Colette Routel.  (Human Rights Committee monthly meeting to take place immediately after this CLE at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.)
 
Oct. 25, 2016 (12-1 pm)
CLE: Promoting Systemic Change: Learning to Lobby Policy Makers to Address Disparities in Communities of Color. (Co-sponsored by Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL).)

Nov. 1, (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
CLE: Germany’s Two Genocides: From the Herero to the Holocaust (Co-sponsored by World Without Genocide, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, and the Germanic-American Institute)

Nov. 14, 2016 (12:30-1:30 pm)
 
CLE Brown Bag Series with Bioethicist Dr. Steven Miles: How Medical Ethics Affect Justice for Sexual Assault Victims. UMN, Mondale Hall, Room 5.  REGISTER HERE.
(Human Rights Committee monthly meeting to take place immediately beforehand, from 12:00-12:30 at the University of Minnesota Law School). 

Dec. 12, 2016 (12:00-1:00 pm)   Brown Bag Discussion with MN Dept. of Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey (Human Rights Committee monthly meeting to take place immediately afterward at MSBA.)

Jan. 9, 2017 (12:00-1:00 pm) Brown Bag Discussion with Professor Carl Warren, Director of St. Thomas School of Law Community Justice Project

Feb. 13, 2017 (12:00-1:30 pm) Brown Bag Series: International Criminal Court Update- World Without Genocide

March 13, 2017 (12:00 - 1:30 pm)
Brown Bag Series: Human Trafficking and the FBI.  FBI Special Agent Genck will discuss human trafficking in the Twin Cities.  (After his  discussion, the Human Rights Committee will hold its monthly meeting.) 

April 19, 2017 (12:00 - 1:00 pm) 
Brown Bag Series: Labor Trafficking for Legal Professionals – Laws and Response. Madeline Lohman from MN Advocates for Human Rights discusses a recent report on labor trafficking and exploitation.

Committee Notice

Please be aware that the committee passed the following resolution during the 2013-14 bar year in regards to membership: "That starting in September 2014, and pursuant to MSBA By-Laws section 11.2.4, when Human Rights Committee [voting ]members are absent without excuse from two consecutive Committee meetings, the Committee chairperson will report the member's name to the MSBA President, and the President will remove that member from our Committee."