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Human Rights Commission Summit

June 26, 2018 Human Rights Commission Summit

Thank you to all who attended the June 26, 2018 Human Rights Commission Summit. The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) recognized the vital role Human Rights Commissions serve in their local community. In recognition of the vital roles these members play in their local community and the changing national environment in federal policy, MDHR coordinated the Human Rights Commission Summit on June 26 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the U of M Continuing Education and Conference Center. The event cost was $25 and included a lunch.

To request an ADA accommodation, please contact Communications Specialist Kayla Lavelle at 651.539.1169 or at least four business days in advance.

Registration is closed.


Event Agenda


9 a.m. – Registration, Coffee and Community Meet and Greet. Come early and meet your fellow Human Rights advocates and Commission members from throughout the state.

10:00 - 10:40 a.m. – Plenary – Commissioner Kevin Lindsey 

10:40 -11 a.m . – Mini-Networking sessions (four separate sessions)

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Refugees in Minnesota
  • Transgender
  • Suspensions and Expulsions

11:10 - 11:30 a.m. – Mini-Networking sessions (four separate sessions)

  • Recent Surge in Americans with Disabilities Act Lawsuits
  • Heading Home Plan
  • After Crisis, Rebuilding a Community
  • Ban-the-Box

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m . – Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 p.m . – Breakout sessions (three separate sessions)

  • Get Counted! Census 2020 in Minnesota
  • The Connection between Talent Pipeline and Economic Development
  • Mediations, Investigations, Referrals and Toolkits

2:00 – 2:30 p.m . – Networking Break (two separate sessions)

  • Discovering Your Influence
  • Duluth Reimagined - Reimaging the Role of Human Rights Commissions

2:30 – 3:30 p.m . – Breakout sessions and Network Planning (two separate sessions)

  • The Next 50 Years - Discover Opportunities in the Challenges Facing Local Human Rights
  • Becoming a Great Board Member

Download Human Rights Commission Summit 2018 Program PDF (167 KB)

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