International Leadership Forum

Date:  March 19, 2013
Time:  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:  Thorton Auditorium, Minneapolis Campus | MAP
Event Contact: 
David Hamm
Free and open to the public

The International Leadership Forum brings in local, national, and internationally renowned leaders to discuss the theme leadership on an international context. This spring the forum will feature a panel of experts in the area of Women's Human Rights and will include Cheryl Thomas, Director of the Women's Human Rights Program at the Advocates for Human Rihts, Janet Walsh, Deputy Director of the Women's Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, and Meg Karraker, University of St. Thomas Professor on Women's Studies.  

Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, professor of women’s studies at the University of St. Thomas, is the co-author of Families with futures: A survey of family studies into the 21st century (2012) and author of Global families (2012). She is a former executive officer of Sociologists for Women in Society. Karraker will discuss critical issues facing women and girls in our society and media-based, popular social movements related to these issues.

Ms. Cheryl Thomas, J.D.,  is an attorney and director of the Women’s Human Rights Program, which she founded at The Advocates for Human Rights (formerly Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights) in 1993. Since 1994, Thomas has traveled throughout Central and Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union countries and Morocco to work with local groups and individuals to promote women’s human rights. She will discuss her contribution to the book Preventing violence against women and children: A workshop summary.

Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds, J.D., is director of the Community Justice Project, an award-winning civil rights legal clinic that is a part of the University of St. Thomas’ Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services. Levy-Pounds also is a civil rights consultant, a local media commentator and a national and
international speaker. She will focus on the role of
education in creating a pathway from poverty to
prosperity for women, and the role of education as a tool to promote social change.

Join us for a small reception with the panelists following the forum.

The forum is free and open to the public.

Register now!

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