May 16th | July 18th | September 19th | November 21st
Board Meetings take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Anderson Center (Hamline University) unless otherwise notified.
ADDRESS: Anderson Room 302 - Anderson Center (located on Corner of Snelling and Englewood), 774 Snelling Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN 55104. [Call 651-523-2800 for directions to Hamline].
VISITOR PARKING: Visitor parking is located in the Anderson Center Ramp at the corner of Snelling and Englewood Avenues with the ramp entrance on Englewood. Take a ticket to enter the ramp and check-in with the front desk.
Thursday, October 19, 6:45 – 8:45pm Plymouth Congregational Church (Jackman room, lower level) 1900 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis 55403 Abundant free parking in lot on Franklin Ave. adjacent to Church; enter building from lot on LaSalle Ave side.
Jennifer Prestholdt, Deputy Director, & Mark Petty The Advocates for Human Rights
In March 2017, The Advocates for Human Rights led a delegation to conduct human rights advocacy before the United Nations. The speakers will discuss their experiences traveling to Geneva to advocate before the Human Rights Council, and will describe how they used UN human rights mechanisms to enforce international legal standards related to women’s rights, the death penalty, torture, racial discrimination, and the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as the impact of their work on domestic foreign laws and practices. Free and open to the public; no reservations necessary. For more information, contact Nancy (651-785-4243), or go to globalsolutionsmn.org.
We are excited to announce this year's guest speaker, Joe Underhill. Ph.D.. Joe's current research focuses on how campuses can be seen as laboratories for social change and sustainability. Prof. Underhill is working on a manuscript on democratic practice and sustainability in higher education, using Augsburg as a case study. He is the author of a book on the political culture and psychology of U.S. foreign policy decision-makers, entitled Death and the Statesman (Palgrave 2001). His most recent publication is “Campus as Watershed: Urban Sustainability and the Pedagogy of Place” (forthcoming in an edited volume on the environmental history of Minnesota). You can read more on Joe here.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, announced today Ms. Munira Khalif as the sixth annual U.S. Youth Observer to the UN!
She was chosen from a competitive pool of nearly 350 applicants that included top-ranked university students and young professionals from across the United States.
Munira is a Minnesota-native; first-generation Somali-American; and a rising junior at Harvard University, majoring in Economics and minoring in Government.
She is a co-founder and leader of “Lighting the Way,” a youth-run nonprofit organization that works to make education more accessible and equitable for girls in East Africa.
As a former Teen Advisor for the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, Munira has advocated for adolescent girls around the globe.
During her free time, Munira enjoys writing, performing spoken word poetry, and creating pottery in a ceramics studio.