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December: Human Rights Symposium

2017 Human Rights Symposium

Register for the 2017 Human Rights Symposium Dec. 12 & 13 in St. Paul. This year’s symposium will offer two-full days of programming in a new location. The symposium will be hosted at RiverCentre, Saint Paul.

Throughout 2017, MDHR has celebrated its 50th anniversary under the theme ‘Creating a More Perfect Union’.  Join MDHR, Dec. 12 & 13 in St. Paul, to explore ideas and best practices related to creating a more inclusive Minnesota for all. 

Dr. Algernon Austin, the former director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy, will provide the keynote address. Additionally, the symposium will offer more than 25 sessions to choose from in the following areas:

Day 1

  • Employment: Best Practices
  • Emerging Issues and Implicit Bias
  • Public Policy & Civic Engagement
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economic Development & Housing
  • Education

Day 2

  • Emerging Issues
  • Public & Civic Engagement
  • Employment
  • Economic Development & Housing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Disability

The Human Rights symposium will include breakout sessions, extended networking activities and will focus on key issues such as:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Strategies
  • Police and Community Relations
  • 21st Century Policing
  • Civic Engagement
  • Disability and Employment
  • Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
  • Equal Pay and Wage Equity
  • MDHR Case Studies in Enforcement

 Register Now!


**Please click on the tabs below to find out the presenters and sessions for each track.

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