2010 Human Rights Day

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.