2009 Conference

Human Rights Day Conference Workshops

The conference featured over 20 workshops on some of today’s most important human rights issues.

Continuing education credits were approved in the following areas: the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) has approved five credits for attending the entire day; the Minnesota Board of Social Work has approved 24 credits for attending the entire day; the Minnesota Supreme Court ADR program has approved one credit for attending Mediating Discrimination Claims with Public Agencies; the WI Supreme Court approved six CLE credits for attending the entire day; the MN Board of Continuing Legal Education has approved 14 standard CLE credits, one credit per workshop (see list below for approved workshops).

Breakout Sessions

Session One 9:20 am - 10:20 am

  • Anchoring Human Rights Work in Racial Equity
  • Disability Employment Issues in the Current Economy (CLE)
  • Homeownership Best Practices for Emerging Markets
  • Human Rights Dimensions to Immigrant Experiences Post 9/11 (CLE)
  • LMHRC Annual Meeting and Building Community using Language and Civility
  • Stereotype Discrimination that Undermines Equal Opportunity for Working Women (CLE)

Session Two 10.30 am - 11:30 am

  • An Employer’s Guide to Reasonable Accommodation (CLE)
  • A Rights-Based Approach to Social Justice Work (CLE)
  • Combating Bias by Building Strong Community & Police Partnerships
  • Immigration Legal Relief for Vulnerable Populations (CLE)
  • Mediating Discrimination Claims with Public Agencies (CLE, ADR)
  • Human Rights as Community Action

Session Three 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Civil Rights Protections under Federal Law (CLE)
  • Contemporary Review of Globalization and Its Effects on American Human/Civil Rights Jurisprudence (CLE)
  • Q&A with Dr. Frank Wu, Keynote Speaker
  • Tribal Sovereignty: Historical Perspectives and Current Realities
  • Understanding Mental Illness
  • "Sorry, We don’t take Section 8": A Violation of the MHRA? (CLE)

Session Four 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm

  • Common Mistakes that Lead to Discrimination Charges (CLE)
  • Civil Rights and the Minnesota Muslim Community (CLE)
  • From Prejudice to Pride: Understanding Hate/Bias Crimes (CLE)
  • Minnesota Crisis Intervention Team
  • Your Rights under the National Labor Relations Act (CLE)