The Immigration Court Observers Leaders Team: A 2021 Volunteer Award Recipient

Photography by Bill Cameron.   At the Fort Snelling Immigration Court, hearings are open to the public. However, few people attend these hearings to observe the realities immigrants face under our immigration and justice system. The volunteer Immigration Court Observers of The Advocates for Human Rights are changing that. They monitor the proceedings and collect priceless … Continue reading The Immigration Court Observers Leaders Team: A 2021 Volunteer Award Recipient

Celebrating Carrie Brasser: A 2021 Volunteer Award Recipient

Photography by Bill Cameron.  Carrie Brasser, a Minneapolis-based lawyer, is an inspiring volunteer for The Advocates for Human Rights who helps to make the organization’s work possible. Brasser began volunteering for The Advocates in 2018 and has been an enthusiastic volunteer since. Over the past three years, Brasser has participated in several projects for The Advocates, including representing clients in several asylum and immigration cases, traveling to Geneva as a member of the 2019 United Nations Study-Advocacy team, and participating in remote international advocacy in 2020 to brief members of … Continue reading Celebrating Carrie Brasser: A 2021 Volunteer Award Recipient

Joan Kuriansky: Celebrating the Work of Our Volunteers

Joan Kuriansky, The Advocates For Human Rights Volunteer Award Recipient The work done by The Advocates for Human Rights is fueled by its team of talented volunteers. One of these volunteers is Joan Kuriansky, a Washington D.C.­–based lawyer, with a strong commitment to women’s rights work, domestic violence issues, and human rights advocacy. Kuriansky began … Continue reading Joan Kuriansky: Celebrating the Work of Our Volunteers

20 Ways to Support The Advocates for Human Rights in 2020

  At The Advocates for Human Rights, we envision a world where every person lives with dignity, freedom, justice, equality, and peace. We rely on volunteers to move us closer to this ideal. Volunteers are an essential part of our mission. They create a bigger impact beyond the capacity of our limited staff resources. For … Continue reading 20 Ways to Support The Advocates for Human Rights in 2020

A Delightful Evening at The Advocates’ Human Rights Awards Dinner

The scene that unfolded on the evening of June 20, 2019 had been in preparation for months. Excitement filled the air as staffers and volunteers, each assigned a list of duties to fulfill, quickly moved past each other in The Depot - a Minneapolis historic venue chosen as the site for the 2019 Human Rights … Continue reading A Delightful Evening at The Advocates’ Human Rights Awards Dinner

2019 Human Rights Awards Dinner Volunteer Awards Recipients

The 2019 Human Rights Awards Dinner took place on Thursday, June 20 in order that we might celebrate the work of our organization and the contributions of the volunteers who make this work possible. We all have a role in achieving respect for human rights around the world. For all of our work we rely … Continue reading 2019 Human Rights Awards Dinner Volunteer Awards Recipients