Facing Race Dialogue that will take place on Tuesday, May 27 at 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the University of Minnesota Law School, Room 202
Five 2014 Law School graduates were honored with the University of Minnesota Human Rights Award.
University of Minnesota Human Rights Law Award:
Recognizes one or more law graduates who have made significant contributions to scholarship and/or service in the human rights field. The award includes a monetary prize made possible by the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center at the Law School.
Anna Bishop, Rachel Dorann Blackhurst, Julia Lee DiBartolomeo Decker, Laura M. Matson, Eric N. Peffley
|10:00||Introduction Opening Remarks by Dean David WippmanVideo Address by former President Jimmy Carter; letters from Former Vice President Walter Mondale (’56) and Congressman Keith Ellison (’90)Watch the introduction|
|10:10||Panel 1: Humphrey Alumni Speak Kaka Bag-ao (Humphrey Fellow, 2006-07), The Philippines; Congressional Representative, Lone District, Dinagat IslandsEdmon Marukyan (Humphrey Fellow, 2009-10), Armenia; Member of Parliament, 30th Electoral DistrictModerator: Melissa Nambangi (Humphrey Fellow, 1992-93), CameroonWatch this panel|
|10:50||Award Presentation Meredith McQuaid (’91), Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs, presents Congressional Representative Kaka Bag-ao with the University of Minnesota Award for Distinguished Internationals (read her written remarks)|
|11:00||Panel 2: The Humphrey Legacy Opening Remarks by Bill Means, Lakota Elder and Board Member, International Indian Treaty CouncilFamily members of late Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey reflect on his core values of:
Moderator: Michael Freeman (’74), Hennepin County Attorney
|12:10||Conclusion Judy Gibson, Humphrey Fellowship Program Director, Institute of International Education|
In honor of the 35th anniversary of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a video was created to commemorate the program’s beginnings and it’s current progress. The short video featured past fellows’ stories of success and interviews with Humphrey’s relatives. In a pre-recorded interview, former President Jimmy Carter spoke about the program’s creation and how it has been able to grow abundantly in the past 35 years.
Human right lecture at University of Minnesota Duluth Alworth Institute: Global Sustainability of Human Rights, Presented by Alice Kimani & Ehtasham Anwar, University of Minnesota Law School Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows.