December 10 is Human Rights Day. In recognition of the 72nd 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
• The Honorable LaJune Lange, Honorary Consul of South Africa in Minnesota and former District Court Judge
• Anisa Hajimumin, Assistant Commissioner of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
• 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.