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Thursday, October 31, 2013 5:00 PM
30th Anniversary Celebration Open House: Tues., Dec. 10
Join us for a 30th anniversary celebration open house on International Human Rights Day!
Ten Thousand Villages Fundraiser: Thur., Dec. 12
On Thursday, December 12th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Ten Thousand Villages on Grand Avenue in St. Paul will donate 20% of proceeds to The Advocates for Human Rights. Shop to support our work and the international artisans of Ten Thousand Villages.
2013 HRAD Keynote and Cantus Concert Now Online
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 2:15 PM
• Ambassador Sam Kaplan and Sylvia Kaplan delivered the keynote address at the 2013 Human Rights Awards Dinner
• Cantus Vocal Ensemble performs at Plymouth Congregational Church in honor of The Advocates
Congress: Don't Sacrifice Human Rights in Immigration Reform
Friday, July 12, 2013 2:20 PM
The immigration reform bill passed by the U.S. Senate last month goes a long way to restoring American values, but trading off increased militarization along U.S. borders for a road map to citizenship sells our values short. Read more by The Advocates' Michele Garnett McKenzie in The Hill.
The Advocates Reacts to Immigration Reform Bill Passage
Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:15 PM
In addition to creating a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans, the immigration bill that emerged today from the U.S. Senate would restructure the legal immigration system, fix structural problems with the asylum system, and take steps toward ensuring that people have a fair day in court when facing detention or deportation.
However, the bill falls short of upholding American values of equality and due process.
Supreme Court Rules DOMA Unconstitutional
Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:40 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional on the basis that it is contrary to the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal liberty to all.
The Advocates Celebrates 30 Years at Annual Awards Dinner
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 3:25 PM
On June 6th, The Advocates held its 30th Anniversary Human Rights Awards Dinner at the Hilton Minneapolis. At the dinner, The Advocates honored Minnesotans United for All Families and Our Vote Our Future with the 2013 Don and Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award.
End Child Labor
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 9:25 AM
What do you say to a child who has experienced child labor? I found myself in this position in Nepal recently. A teen, Shree, described how as a little boy he worked with his parents in the brick factories of Bhaktapur, rising at 1 am to carry mud and mix bricks. Luckily, when he was 7, a school, the Sankhu-Palubari Community School, first opened its doors to Shree and other children at risk of child labor, giving them a free education and an alternative to the back-breaking, lung-infecting work in the brickyards, as well as a childhood and a promising future.
The Advocates at World Congress Against the Death Penalty
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 11:15 AM
The Advocates was in Madrid from June 12 - 15 to participate in the 5th World Congress against the death penalty. The Advocates presented its Death Penalty Toolkit at the Teaching Abolition workshop.
Featured Donor: Shepherd Data Services
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 10:50 AM
Shepherd Data Services and its staff have a history of giving to The Advocates. Now, they have taken on the job of scanning The Advocates’ hard copy files, creating a searchable database of information, especially critical in asylum cases.