2017 Human Rights Symposium
Thanks to all who attended the 2017 Human Rights Symposium Dec. 12 & 13 in St. Paul. This year’s symposium offered two-full days of programming at RiverCentre, Saint Paul.
Throughout 2017, MDHR celebrated its 50th anniversary under the theme ‘Creating a More Perfect Union’. The Symposium set out to explore ideas and best practices related to creating a more inclusive Minnesota for all.
The Symposium’s first day focused on local communities and include programming for educators, local human rights commissions, advocacy groups, human rights professionals, law enforcement, community leadership, human resource professionals, attorneys, employers and more. The Day 1 keynote featured Duke Law Professor Jane Wettach discussing her innovative research on suspensions and expulsions.
The Symposium’s second day focused on tackling larger issues highlighted by Dr. Algernon Austin’s Keynote presentation in which he provided his unique perspective on this year’s symposium theme “Creating a More Perfect Union”.
To request an ADA accommodation, please contact Communications Specialist Emily Zimmer at 651.539.1109 or Emily.Zimmer@state.mn.us at least four business days in advance.
Additionally, the symposium offered more than 25 sessions per day to choose from in the following areas: