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The U.S. Under Review: Advocating on Behalf of Women and Girls of Color in Minnesota

Date: December 8, 2022
Country: United States of America
Type: Post
Issues: Education , Gender-Based Violence , Human Rights Defenders , Women's Rights

Fredrickson and Byron, PA hosted a CLE entitled The US Under Review: Advocating on Behalf of Women and Girls of Color in Minnesota on Thursday, November 30th. Staff from the Advocates were joined by Dr. Brittany Lewis of Research in Action and Lakeisha Lee of the Missing and Murdered African American Women Taskforce here in Minnesota. Dr. Lewis and Lakeisha shared more about their work, the status of missing and murdered African American women here in MN, and their experience advocating at the UN. We included further information about the UN process.

"When we connected with The Advocates for Human Rights and had the chance to move forward with the report we submitted to the UN, it really solidified our stance and our place in the Twin Cities, as coming out to the world as a total group... It helped us see on the national level who else was doing the work and who else we can connect with. Because that's what has to happen: connectiveness." - Lakeisha Lee

The recording of the event can be watched below: