2010 Conference Workshops
The 2010 conference featured 20 powerful workshops on some of today's most important human rights issues.
Breakout Sessions Schedule
Session One: 9:20 am to 10:20 am
- 2010 Legal Update
- Brief Overview of Sexual Harassment Laws Worldwide
- How Community Can Help to Close the Achievement Gap
- Transitioning Offenders: Starting Over Again!
- Veterans Court: Purpose and Desired Outcome
Session Two: 10.30 am to 11:30 am
- Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive School Environment for GLBT Students, Staff and Families
- Housing Discrimination and the Fair Housing Act
- Mediating Discrimination Claims with the Four Public Agencies
- Religious Accommodation in the Workplace: Islam
- Tolerable Cruelty? Obesity in the Workplace
Session Three: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
- A Legal Overview of the Shepard/Byrd Hate Crime Act
- Immigration Relief for Children and Other Vulnerable Individuals
- Keynote Q & A with Coach Herman Boone
- Putting Opportunity Back in Housing Opportunity
- Union Rights and Discrimination: National Labor Relations Act
Session Four: 2:40 pm to 3:40 pm
- Discrimination and Harassment in the Era of Social Media
- From Burma to Minnesota: The Karen Community Today
- Landlord and Employer Legal Responsibilities to Victims of Domestic Violence
- Latest Developments in Sexual Harassment Jurisprudence
- What do the ADA Amendments Mean for the Workplace?
Continuing education credits and accrediting bodies
- The Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has approved six (6) credits for attending the entire day.
- The Minnesota Board of Social Work has approved four (4) credits for attending the entire day.
- The Minnesota Supreme Court ADR program: credits pending
- The WI Supreme Court (for CLE): credits pending
- The MN Board of Continuing Legal Education: credits pending
New MDHR Video Series Features Human Rights Day Presenters
The department's new video series, Your Rights To Know, explores two conference workshop topics: domestic violence and weight bias. Yvonne Shorts Lind presented a workshop during session two titled, Tolerable Cruelty: Obesity in the Workplace; Stephen Arnott and Margaret Hobday presented Landlord and Employer Legal Responsibilities to Victims of Domestic Violence during session four. View the new video programs online.