April 11-12: Human rights conference for faculty and staff

The Southwest Minnesota Human Rights Conference will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 12 at the SMSU Upper Conference Center, 1501 State Street, Marshall, Minn. This event is free and open to the community.

Guest speakers on April 11:

Mark Schmitt: The Joys of Traveling with a Disability
Sumi Mukherjee: The Long Term Psychological Impact of Bias-Based Bullying
John Schatzlein: Abuse and Persons with a Disability: The Hidden Dilemma
Amalia Moreno- Damgaard: A Guatemalan Entrepreneur in Minnesota
The film: The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code, will be screened on April 11.
Guest speakers on April 12:
Kelly Buckland: Protecting the Rights of Parents with Disabilities
Sue Abderholden: Creating a Community for All: Understand Mental Illness, the Impact of Social Attitudes, and Five Things You Can Do To Create More Inclusive Communities
Ryan Sallans: Scouting the Unknown
Please note that this is a fragrance-free event. Attendees are asked to avoid perfumes and other fragrances that could affect persons with environmental or chemical sensitivities.
 For reasonable accommodations (interpreter, alternate format, etc.) please contact Pam.Ekstrom@smsu.edu or call 507-537-6492 or Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529. Requests must be received by March 17.