Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY: MDHR to Hold St. Cloud Training Session May 16

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) will hold a training showcase from 8 AM to Noon on May 16. Topics will include the role of managers and supervisors in causing or preventing workplace discrimination; an employer's legal obligations to accommodate employee's religious beliefs; and how the Department of Human Rights' complaint process works.

Richard Cousin, an MDHR Enforcement Officer assigned to the St. Cloud office, will discuss the complaint process and analyze previous department cases. Attorney Pamela M. Harris will discuss the role of managers and supervisors, and CAIR-MN Civil Rights Coordinator Munazza Humayun will discuss religious accommodation.

What: Human Rights Training Showcase

When: Wednesday, May 16, 8 AM to Noon

Where: City Council Chambers, St. Cloud City Hall, 400 2nd Street South, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Additional information

  • Checkā€in registration starts at 8:00 am; Training session begins promptly at 8:20 AM
  • Cost is $20.00 per attendee. Make checks payable to: Minnesota Department of Human Rights and send to: Mario Hernandez, MN Department of Human Rights, 625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55155. Please make payment by May 14, 2012.
  • RSVP no later than May 11, 2012. Email your RSVP to or call 651.539.1093/TTY 651.296.1283. To make requests for accommodations, please do so as soon as possible.


For more information contact: Jeff Holman, 651-539-1090,

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