The Family at the Backbone of The Advocates: Celebrating Twenty-Six Years of Volunteering

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Photography by Bill Cameron.   They say family is everything and Robin Phillips’ family is a case in point. Not only has Robin, the Executive Director and fearless leader of The Advocates, been able to engage volunteers throughout the world in the efforts of The Advocates, she has also engaged her family members who have now become some of the organization’s most loyal, dedicated, and long-standing volunteers. Robin’s mother Dotty Bieurance and Robin’s sister Rhonda Phillips have been volunteering for The Advocates for twenty-six years.   When … Continue reading The Family at the Backbone of The Advocates: Celebrating Twenty-Six Years of Volunteering

Once an Advocate, Always an Advocate: Patrick Finnegan

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In the winter of 2004, Patrick Finnegan’s first-time volunteering with The Advocates as an interpreter was off to a rough start. “I managed to get myself into a fender bender on the way there,” Patrick remembers. “Worse, it was my error… The lawyer almost had to call for another interpreter.” Thankfully, he made it. The … Continue reading Once an Advocate, Always an Advocate: Patrick Finnegan

New Volunteer Opportunities at The Advocates

Interested in getting involved with The Advocates? We have two new exciting volunteer opportunities available! Check them out below: Volunteer Opportunity: Call for Artist-mentors  Our LGBTQ+ clients face unique challenges regarding safety and security, housing, employment, and social integration, in addition to the trauma they face from having fled persecution in their home countries. Research and experience show that the arts play … Continue reading New Volunteer Opportunities at The Advocates

20 Ways to Support 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. As this year comes to a close, we know that there is still much to be done to reach that ideal. In 2019, we saw setbacks in asylum policy that put the lives of … Continue reading 20 Ways to Support Human Rights in 2020

Outstanding Human Rights Defenders Being Honored at Awards Dinner, June 25

Five people are being honored at The Advocates for Human Rights’ 2014 Human Rights Award Dinner, being held Wednesday, June 25 at the Hilton Minneapolis.  These individuals are integral components in The Advocates’ mission of advancing human rights here at home and around the world. Marilyn Carlson Nelson will receive The Advocates’ 2014 Don and Arvonne … Continue reading Outstanding Human Rights Defenders Being Honored at Awards Dinner, June 25