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Human Rights Day Program

December 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

December 10 is Human Rights Day.  In recognition of the 72th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly, the City of Minneapolis, in conjunction with the United Nations Association Minnesota Chapter and the City of St. Paul are cosponsoring a virtual panel discussion  focusing on human rights challenges faced here in our communities, from the killing of George Floyd to the disproportionate health, economic, and social impacts of COVID 19.

How do we squarely face our own human rights record and commit to actionable steps as our communities’ process from the trauma of 2020?  Panelists leading the conversation are:

  • Valerie Jensen, Director of the Department of Human Rights and Economic Inclusion, City of St. Paul
  • Amy Bergquist, Senior Staff Attorney, Advocates for Human Rights and member of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission
  • Rachel Pittman, Executive Director, United Nations Association USA
  • Moderator: Abdifatah Mohammed, City of Minneapolis Civil Rights Department

Join us at 11am – 12:30pm CT on Thursday, December 10 for this important and informative discussion.

Please register in advance for this webinar:  https://bit.ly/33L7jTZ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

City of Minneapolis Resolution recognizing December 10, 2020, as Human Rights Day in the City of MInneapolis

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December 10, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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