Thursday, March 8, 2012

You're Invited: International Women's Week with The Advocates for Human Rights

Happy International Women's Day! Here's a day to acknowledge our moms, sisters, daughters, friends, girls, and women, who hold up half the sky. And The Advocates for Human Rights are hosting a plethora of activities to recognize the occasion - see below for the various opportunities to celebrate! Thanks to all the special ladies who help make our families, organizations, communities, and Minnesota such a powerhouse!

March 1-3: Not About Bombs
A collection of contemporary works by eminent female Iraqi artists explores an identity in flux. Curated by Tricia Khutoretsky. Co-sponosored by Intermedia Arts and The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project.
Date: Runs through March 3, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturdays 12 - 5 p.m.
Location: Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
For more information visit,; suggested donation $3

March 6: Women’s Human Rights and Asylum Claims CLE, 12 - 1 p.m.
Learn about different types of gender-based violence, resources, and how to assess the laws and protections of other countries, and how gender-based violence can be used as an asylum claim. This event is free and open to the public.
Date: March 6, 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Dorsey and Whitney Law Offices, 50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500, Minneapolis MN
Please register online at; CLE event code is 164702

March 7: Benefit Event at Ten Thousand Villages
Join us in supporting women artisans from around the world! Staff members will be present to discuss human rights and The Advocates' work. Ten Thousand Villages will donate 20% of proceeds to The Advocates.
Date: March 7, 5 -8 p.m.
Location: Ten Thousand Villages, 867 Grand Avenue #6, St. Paul, MN
For more information visit,

March 8: Chain Reaction Theater presents: ‘Seven’
In this inspirational and inspiring play, the stories of seven courageous and diverse women are brought to life, portraying their tireless work to overcome enormous obstacles and to bring about major change in their individual home countries.
Date: March 8, 7 p.m.
Location: Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Avenue South, Bloomington
The non-profit partner for this showing is Cornerstone. Admission is “pay as you can” with a suggested donation of $15
For more information visit

March 9: The Advocates Book Club: A Thousand Splendid Suns
This month's book selection chronicles the stories of women and girls in Afghanistan and the violence they experience in public and in their own homes. Join us for a discussion of the book and a broader look at Women's Rights.
Date: March 9, 12 p.m.
Location: The Advocates for Human Rights, 330 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Please visit, for more information. This event is free and open to the public

March 9: Women in Afghanistan: Securing their Future

A talk with David Cortright in honor of International Women’s Day. David Cortright directs Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and co-authored Afghan Women Speak: Enhancing Security and Human Rights in Afghanistan. Congressman Keith Ellison and The Advocates' Executive Director, Robin Phillips will give opening remarks at this event.

Date: March 9, 6:30 p.m. Mingling, 7 p.m. Program

Location: Humphrey School of Public Affairs Atrium, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration at

This event is co-sponsored by The Advocates for Human Rights.

March 13: Film Screening of Crime after Crime

Sponsored by World Without Genocide, this film follows the legal battle to free Dorborah Peagler, a woman imprisoned for killing her abuser.
Date: March 13, 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN
This event is free and open to the public. CLE credits available.

March 21: The Women’s Human Rights Film Series screens Peace Unveiled
This film looks at the women’s movement in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban and follows the women involved in the peace talks.
Date: March 21, 7 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. A discussion will follow the screening

March 27: Symposium: Ending Violence Against Women
Sponsored by World Without Genocide. Expert panel includes, Cheryl Thomas, Director of the Women’s Human Rights Program at The Advocates for Human Rights; Nadia Costa, Attorney featured in the film, Crime After Crime; Suzanne Koepplinger, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center.
Date: March 27, 7-9 p.m.
Location: William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN
This event is free to Mitchell students and $10 for the general public

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