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  • 18 Mar 2018 11:33 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Join us for our 2018 Carondelet Gala in support of St. Mary’s Health Clinics

    Friday, May 4, 2018

    at an exciting new location!

    JW Marriott

    Minneapolis Mall of America

    2141 Lindau Lane, Minneapolis, MN 55425

    Champagne Reception 6:30 p.m.

    Dinner 7:30 p.m.

    Program & Live Auction 9:00 p.m.

    Music & Dancing 9:30 p.m.

    Entertainment Provided by The Sevilles

    Live Auction Information Coming Soon!


    St. Mary’s Health Clinics (SMHC) was established in 1992 to provide necessary health care services for low-income, uninsured children, families and individuals in neighborhoods where they live and work. Most of our nearly 4,000 patient visits include patients who are uninsurable and rely on SMHC for free, essential health care services.

    We welcome all first-time patrons with a special reduced rate!

    SMHC and the Sisters of St. Joseph don’t do this work alone. We rely on nearly 300 volunteers whose time donated is valued at approximately $360,000. Our health care partners donate $650,000 of in-kind services. Our donors and supporters sustain us day in and day out. We invite you to join us this year and help sustain this vital health care ministry.

    Thank You to our 2018 Honorary Carondelet Gala Chairs

    Steve Lokensgard & Sarah Isakson

  • 18 Mar 2018 11:31 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    A Conversation on DACA:

    How’d we get here, and what’s next?

    Please join us for a conversation with Representative Keith Ellison, Marissa Hill-Dongre, Director of the University's Immigration Response Team, and the University of Minnesota Law School’s Professor Steve Meili.

    Learn about the legal, political, and local dimensions of the fight to save DACA.

    La Loma will be served.

    March 28, 2018

    12:15 – 1:15 pm

    Room 25

    University of Minnesota Law School

  • 18 Mar 2018 11:03 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Join us! To mark his retirement from the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2015, Alan Page launched an initiative to build awareness of ethics and the elimination of bias in the law, matters that will shape our legal community now and in the future. The 3rd annual Justice Alan Page Elimination of Bias CLE Seminar will address the experience of women lawyers in Minnesota in response to workplace harassment in the #MeToo environment, promoting a more respectful/equitable workplace, and what lies beyond liability and professional ethics around harassment.

    Speakers: Alan Page, Amy Kern and Robert Zeglovitch of KZ Workplace Investigations and Training,

    Susan Humiston, Director of Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, and Kristyn Anderson,

    General Counsel and Enterprise Employment Law Counsel for Minnesota Management & Budget.

    Thursday, April 12th, 2018

    8 am Breakfast, 9 – 11:30 am Seminar

    Loews Hotel Minneapolis

    601 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Early Bird $125 (Ends Mar 17th) | Regular $150

    Government, Non-Profit, Non-Practicing Attorney $125 | Law Clerks and Other Professionals: $100 Contact us for Group Rates: 612.332.0406

    For more information and tickets visit www.page-ed.org

    Proceeds from the seminar benefit the Page Education Foundation which provide scholarships to Minnesota students of color pursing their dreams of post-secondary education. Your attendance ensures future diversity in our legal community. The Page Education Foundation is seeking 1.5 hours of elimination of bias or general CLE credit (MN) and .5 hr. of ethics credit for the program.

  • 11 Mar 2018 12:06 AM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

                    The United States District Court - District of Minnesota

    Join us for the Open Doors Training Session!  Open Doors is a longstanding initiative of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, in which teams of attorneys visit area high schools and lead students through mock trials involving criminal and civil fact patterns.

    This training will be fun and interactive. At this session, we will be running through the mock trials for this year, and discussing potential teaching moments in the classroom.

    If you have never volunteered for Open Doors before, come to the training to see what it's all about! If you are a past participant, come and treat yourself to some fancy snacks and 1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit (applied for).  

    Open Doors Training Session 
    Monday, March 12, 2018, 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. 
    (The training will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.) 
    Minneapolis Federal Courthouse, 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room 
    300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis 
    RSVP to opendoors@mnd.uscourts.gov 

    Facilitators: Magistrate Judge Kate M. Menendez; Amran Farah; Johannes Widmalm-Delphonse; Chad Pennington; Jay Eidsness 
    We are looking forward to seeing you all there! 

    Remember to also sign up for classroom days! 

  • 07 Mar 2018 9:30 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Minnesotanos Day at the Capital

    Monday, March 26

    8:00am to 12:00pm

    8:00 AM - Event and Community Organizations displays opens

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Speakers (Legislators/ Community Members) and Music

    10:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Attend Meetings with Legislators and Committee Hearings

    All are welcome to attend any part of the day.


  • 07 Mar 2018 9:26 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    This year's MSBA Convention will be held:

    Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29, 2018

    at the

    New Mystic Lake Center in Prior Lake

    Tuition and Discounts

    $195 standard rate

    $110 MSBA members

    $110 paralegals

    $45 judges/clerks

    Judges/clerks, if registering online, be sure to check the Judge/Clerk option before adding to your cart and completing the checkout process.


    Minnesota CLE Season Passholders may attend the 2018 MSBA Convention for $75.

  • 13 Nov 2017 2:31 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)




    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    8:00 pm CST (program runs through 10:15pm)

    Private event at Inbound BrewCo

    701 N 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401 
    (light rail access and easy street parking)

    18+ event, must be 21+ to drink

    RSVP by clicking on the "Register Now!" button below.

    Global Rights for Women believes that ending gender-based violence is fundamentally tied to anti-oppression work. Women's lived experiences are significantly impacted by their representation in an underserved or marginalized community. GRW works to highlight those experiences through sharing of personal stories and art. Join us for an evening featuring exclusive access to artists whose work speaks to violence against women and girls and the incredible work being done by local community-specific advocacy organizations in the Twin Cities.

    The ticket price range is $0-$20 (give what you can, no one will be turned away).




    Global Rights for Women envisions a world where women's human rights to equality and freedom from violence are fully realized. GRW collaborates with partners around the world to promote women's human rights to equality and freedom from violence through legal reform and systems change.

    Asian Women United will end domestic violence by promoting safe and healthy relationships within the Asian-Pacific Islander community.

    Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center's mission is to empower American Indian women and families to exercise their cultural values and integrity, and to achieve sustainable life ways, while advocating for justice and equity.

    OASIS of Love bridges the gap between the faith community and community systems such as courts, schools, child protection, and law enforcement, on the behalf of families in crisis. OASIS operates from the premise that all families possess strengths which can be nurtured to move them beyond crisis to restoration and then on to empowerment. OASIS programs are available to families and individuals without regard to race, age, religion, gender, or class.

    Phumulani is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing domestic violence and sexual abuse in communities of color throughout Minnesota and globally.

     Register now!






    Devata Daun is Nikki Pfeifer. Recording artist and co-owner of Pytch Records. She's become a fresh and bold curiosity in the Minneapolis electronic and indie music scenes. She's continually adding to her list of skills including being a sought out dj in the underground party scene. You can catch her as a regular dj at Dark Energy events or throwing her own dance party called Red Light Special at Kitty Cat Klub. Tekk Nikk is Pfeifer's most recent live PA project, using hardware to create her own technofunk, electro, breakbeat dance music.

    Devata Daun's debut release on Pytch Records is called 'look'. It's a subversive insight to an intellectual phenomenon currently believed to be more than just captured government transmissions, lost shortwave beacons or military Muzak. Through a series of silent meetings, c.Kostra was employed by Devata Daun to help break a variety of intriguing codes. These 'songs' are compilations of their findings arranged in harmony.


    Minneapolis currently inhabits a legion of future breakthrough artists with credentials similar to these. Devata Daun's talents have helped Pytch raise a flag ensuring a prolific vessel to brand relevant, lo-fi music based in the Twin Cities.




    Jayanthi Kyle formed the band Black Audience to open for Jim Ruiz at PalmFest. The band initially included Kyle's husband Robin Kyle, her brother Luke, Mike Gunther, and Doug Anderson. Gunther left the group, which was joined by bassist Jon Davis and harmonium player Matt Hardy. The group plays old gospel, country, blues, traditional Irish reels, and covers of songs by Bob Dylan and Harry Belafonte.Kyle also sings for Jayanthi and the Crybabies and the indie R&B group Gospel Machine. Kyle and Gospel Machine guitarist Wes Burdine wrote the song "Hand in Hand" in for the Million Artist Movement. The song, inspired by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, was first performed at the Million March MN rally on December 13, 2014. Kyle also performed the song at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre's May Day Parade in 2015 and at Black Lives Matter events.





    May Lee-Yang is a playwright, poet, prose writer, and performance artist. She has been hailed by Twin Cities Metro Magazine as "on the way to becoming one of the most powerful and colorful voices in local theater." Her works have been presented through Mu Performing Arts, the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), Intermedia Arts as well as nationally at Out North Theater (Anchorage) and the National Asian American Theater Festivals in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. In 2014, she launched Letters to Our Grandchildren, a theater/food/storytelling/video project with Hmong elders. She is a 2016 recipient of the Ordway Sally Award for Arts Access and a 2011 Bush Leadership Fellow. She has received additional support for her artwork from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the MRAC Next Steps Grant, the Jerome Travel Grant, the National Performance Network, the Midwestern Voices and Visions Residency Award, the Playwright Center, and the Kundiman Retreat. She also teaches creative writing and theater to teens and elders through COMPAS.




    Ifrah Mansour is a Somali multimedia artist, interweaving text, movement, sound, digital media, and visual installation. She uses art to explore and expand perceptions of beauty, womanhood and East-African diaspora lives in hopes of bringing more awareness and acceptance into the world. She is a bilingual teacher who enjoys gardening and cycling. Recent works include; Private party, How to have fun in a civil war, Esug, Ethnically Trendy, God! Make Me A Boy, The Blacker The Berry, Corn for Ayayo, Global Taxi driver, and IM series, Upcoming shows include Somalia's Balloon, how to have fun in a civil war(at the State Fair on 8/30-9/1), Started from the toes, Alma Lights, Freedom Daze, IM Series, Teachers' Wanted, Feminist Pet, and Cider Cypher.




    Jasmin Ziegler grew up in Minnesota. She graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Between her youth and graduate school, she had many an unexpected journey. It is her goal to use her writing and accumulated experiences to build bridges, resources, and compassion for other women who suffer the stigmas associated with domestic abuse, postpartum depression, and chemical dependency.  She currently teaches Creative Writing and Literature at Anoka Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids where she also serves as Advisor to the Creative Writing Club. She is a Senior Editor at Poetry City, USA. She recently was selected as one of the 2017-2018 winners of the Loft Mentor Series in Poetry.




    Dyani White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota), earned her MFA in studio arts in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed a BFA in 2008 from the Institute of American Indian Arts. White Hawk is a 2017 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Mentor Artist Fellowship recipient, 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Regional Artist Fellowship recipient, 2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant recipient, 2013 McKnight Visual Arts Fellowship recipient, a 2012 SWAIA Discovery Fellowship recipient and won the 2011 Best of Classification (Painting, Drawing, Graphics and Photography) at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market. She draws from her multi-cultural background and education to create paintings and mixed media works that speak to her upbringing as a Lakota woman in an urban American landscape.



    Copyright © 2017 Global Rights for Women, All rights reserved.

    Our mailing address:

    Global Rights for Women

    120 South 6th Street

    Suite 400

    Minneapolis, MN 55402


    Please contact us with any questions:

  • 13 Nov 2017 2:20 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)


    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

    Plated dinner will be served at 6:30pm

    International Market Square

    275 Market Street

    Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Visit the website for more information!

    Keynote Address by the The Honorable David L. Lillehaug, "The Minnesota Pro Bono Tradition."

    David L. Lillehaug has been an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court since his appointment by Governor Mark Dayton in 2013. He was elected to a six-year term in 2014. He is the only current Justice to come to the Court directly from private practice. He brought to the Court 30 years of litigation experience, including serving as United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota, the federal government’s chief prosecutor and civil lawyer in the state. Deeply committed to pro bono, Lillehaug was one of the early members of MJF’s Board of Directors and chaired the organization’s first community fundraiser.

  • 13 Nov 2017 2:07 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Opportunity to Lead 2017



    Please join us on November 21 for our annual leadership discussion. We’re looking forward to continuing the conversation to find pathways to leadership opportunities for a more diverse community. 

    We’ve confirmed a panel of leaders who are eager to help attendees examine and move beyond the barriers that have limited so many from accessing positions of influence. We hope you can join us.


    ·         Meredith Moore Crosby, Executive Vice President, Leverette Weekes

    ·         Jennifer Shomenta Maki, Managing Director Ag Supply Chain North America, Cargill

    ·         Heather Manley, CEO, On-Demand Services Group

    ·         Michelle A. Miller, Vice President, Chief Counsel, Employment Law, Medtronic plc

    ·         Courtney R. Reid, Assistant Vice President & Counsel, Law Department, MassMutual

    ·         Sondra Samuels, President & CEO, Northside Achievement Zone


    Sandra Smalley-Fleming, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

    For more information, click here.








    DATE & TIME:
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Medtronic Corporate Headquarters
    8200 Coral Sea St. NE, 
    Mounds View, MN

    7:30 a.m.
    Registration and Breakfast Buffet

    8:00 a.m. 
    Panel Discussion

    8:40 a.m. 
    Small Group/Panel Discussion

    9:30 a.m. 



    Google map directions to Medtronic






    Logos for sponsors: Fredrikson & Byron Counsel for Women, Medtronic, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers, Ramsey County Bar Association, Cargill, Northside Achievement Zone and On Demand Group




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  • 22 Oct 2017 1:00 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations is hosting a free immigration law clinic focusing on the citizenship procedure.

    Address: 2511 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.

    Questions: Ellen Longfellow

    Date: Saturday, December 16 from noon to 3:00PM.

    Volunteer immigration attorneys sought.

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