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Ongoing Crisis in Darfur - The Minnesota Community Response
Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:00 PM

As part of its 2008 Lecture Series:
“Celebrating 25th anniversary of the Advocates for Human Rights and 60th anniversary of United Nations”
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. and The Advocates for Human Rights

are pleased to announce the lecture

 “Ongoing Crisis in Darfur--The Minnesota Community Response”

presented by

Bradley H. Lehrman, Lommen Abdo Law Firm
Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., Genocide Intervention Network

 Thursday, February 21, 12:00-1:00 P.M.12


Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.,
U.S. Bank Plaza, 200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000, Minneapolis, MN


Description of the Lecture

The human suffering in Darfur continues despite the fact the U.S. Congress, The President, and two U.S. Secretaries of State have labeled the conflict in Darfur a genocide. Please come to hear updates on the situation and learn how Minnesota activists have organized and responded to this humanitarian crisis and how you can take action.

Biographical Information

Bradley H. Lehrman is a partner with the Minneapolis-based law firm Lommen Abdo practicing in the corporate finance and entrepreneurial venture group. Mr. Lehrman has dedicated a significant portion of his professional career to community issues. He served as a Board member of The Minnesota Advocates For Human Rights (1996-2000, Executive Committee 1999-2000) and through that organization has received two International Human Rights Recognition Awards; one in 1993 and the other in 1997 as founder of a national human rights educational outreach program. Mr. Lehrman is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of Adath Synagogue in Minnetonka MN where he leads the MN Interfaith Darfur Coalition.  

Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., directs the Genocide Intervention Network's work in Minnesota, focusing on education about genocide with special attention on Darfur; legislative advocacy for conflict resolution; and fund-raising to enhance both security and humanitarian aid in crisis situations. Kennedy, a sociologist, is the Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota.  She promotes holocaust and genocide education with Minnesota educators through conferences and special programs. She previously was a professor for nearly thirty years. Kennedy received her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and holds doctorate degrees in both sociology and business from the University of Minnesota. Her area of academic specialization is immigration. 

Please R.S.V.P. to Julia Kashaeva at Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights by noon on Tuesday, February 19.
(612) 341-3302 ext. 127 or Email:
Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP.  Application will be made for one CLE credit.

This speaker series will be held on the third Thursday of every other month throughout 2008. Lectures are free and open to the public (registration required). Lunch will be provided for those who pre-register. Application will be made for one Continuing Legal Education credit. For more information, please contact The Advocates for Human Rights. You may find directions to Fredrikson & Byron at: www.fredlaw.com/contact.htm