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December: Human Rights Symposium

2018 Human Rights Symposium

Each December, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights hosts the Human Rights Symposium. The symposium brings together presenters and participants to explore ideas and best practices to reduce discrimination within the state of Minnesota. 

MDHR Symposium registration opens NOW!


Crossroads: Reconciling Our Vision for America. As Minnesota embarks on the next chapter of human rights in Minnesota, America and Minnesota are at a crossroads. Minnesota and the country are in the midst of extraordinary demographic changes. Across the United States, the importance of equity, human and civil rights in education, housing, health care, employment, the court system and many other areas is being challenged. Nearly 50 years after the Minnesota Human Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act were passed, America is at a crossroad and must reconcile its vision for America.

We're excited to announce the Spotlight sessions for the 2018 MDHR Human Rights Symposium. 

  • Sexual Harassment: Beyond Severe and Pervasive
  • Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court
  • Navigating Systems Change  
  • Culturally Responsive Leadership
  • Advancing Equity in Workforce 
  • The United States & Human Rights: Moving Backwards at Home and Abroad

These programs offer valuable information that you can take back and use in your work, schools, offices and communities. This year you can customize your Symposium experience by choosing sessions based on the topics that are most relevant to you.

Low-cost, continuing education credits are available.

Register now for only $125 a day. The fee, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack, is $125 for one day or $250 for two days. Additionally, MDHR will apply for up to five hours of continuing legal education credits per day. 

This year's symposium will be hosted at University of Minnesota - Continuing Education and Conference Center (1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108)
Registration is now OPEN, please click the link below to register today! 

Register Now.

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