Veronica Clark: Honoring Our 2020 Volunteer Award Winners

Veronica Clark, The Advocates For Human Rights Volunteer Award Recipient Veronica Clark, owner of the Minneapolis-based boutique D.NOLO, is the 2020 recipient of The Advocates for Human Rights Women’s Program Volunteer Award. Clark has been an active volunteer with The Advocates since 2015, advocating on behalf of both racial and gender equality. This month, as … Continue reading Veronica Clark: Honoring Our 2020 Volunteer Award Winners

Justice for George Floyd: UN Human Rights Council Shines Spotlight on Systemic Racism and Police Brutality

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The March session of the UN Human Rights Council was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But on Monday morning, that session resumed in Geneva with a dramatic opening. The President of the Human Rights Council gave the floor to Dieudonné W. Désiré Sougouri, Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the Council and coordinator of the body’s African Group: Dieudonné W. Désiré … Continue reading Justice for George Floyd: UN Human Rights Council Shines Spotlight on Systemic Racism and Police Brutality

Supreme Court Lets Stand Qualified Immunity, Growing Impunity

Federal civil rights charges were meant to hold police accountable for violence, but decades of “qualified immunity” cases have eroded this power. The Supreme Court’s decision to deny certiorari in Baxter v. Bracey and not take a new look at the “qualified immunity” doctrine in its fall term leaves in place an increasingly weakened right … Continue reading Supreme Court Lets Stand Qualified Immunity, Growing Impunity

Sarah Musgrave: Honoring our 2020 Volunteer Award Winners

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Sarah Musgrave, Volunteer Award Recipient, honored at The Advocates' Human Rights Awards Dinner 2020 Sarah Musgrave is one of the five recipients of The Advocates for Human Rights Volunteer Awards. She is an active member in the Minneapolis community and committed to her volunteer work. Musgrave helps set the welcoming and supportive tone for The … Continue reading Sarah Musgrave: Honoring our 2020 Volunteer Award Winners

Amano Dube: Honoring Our 2020 Volunteer Award Recipients

Amano Dube, The Advocates For Human Rights Volunteer Award Recipient Amano Dube, a leader in the Minneapolis community, is one of five recipients receiving The Advocates for Human Rights Volunteer Award. Dube is the Director of Public Sector Programs at Pillsbury United Communities’ Brian Coyle Center, a social service center that supports the local immigrant … Continue reading Amano Dube: Honoring Our 2020 Volunteer Award Recipients

Finding it difficult to wrap your head around calls to #DefundPolice? Start with human rights.

"Say My Name", created by attorney Laurie Stoffer Steiger, in memory of George Floyd and others who have lost their lives to racist and other violence. The killing of #GeorgeFloyd has propelled calls to #DefundPolice to the headlines. It can be difficult to get beyond the hashtag, but if you’re looking for a human rights … Continue reading Finding it difficult to wrap your head around calls to #DefundPolice? Start with human rights.