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Parks, trails and open space play an important role in community health and resilience, touching on major policy topics of this decade. The use and appreciation for these spaces exploded as people needed places to connect and decompress for their health and wellbeing.
Parks play a very visible role in civic participation and sheltering the unhoused within urban areas. What have we learned in the last 2.5 years on how parks, trails, and open spaces can be designed and managed to meet changing conditions and public needs?
What have we learned in the last 2.5 years on how parks, trails, and open spaces can be designed and managed to meet changing conditions and public needs?
The epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous relatives is rooted in colonial systems. The establishment of the first statewide task force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women by Minnesota in 2019, coupled with the 2021 Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaskan Natives, provides opportunity for change. Join us for a day of presentations and panels to learn more from the intrepid leaders that have advocated for change at local, state, and federal levels and to have honest conversations about what needs to be done to ensure that the policy measures taken by state and federal governments result in intentional systemic solutions.
The Humphrey Alumni Board is excited to announce the Annual Meeting of the Humphrey Alumni Society.
Colombian universities are relatively new in adopting protocols for preventing and combating gender-based violence (GBV). The implementation of these protocols is challenging due to the inadequacy of the current legal framework for effectively addressing harassment and discriminatory practices in schools. The protocols apply not only to students, but also to faculty and staff. Moreover, the existing rules apply to any organization and often lack appropriate mechanisms for tackling culturally patriarchal environments. This event will allow students and civil servants working on GBV to engage in critical conversations with scholars from the University of Minnesota and the University of ICESI on the topic. What common barriers do both countries face in eradicating sexual harassment and violence? What lessons can Colombian institutions learn from Title IX in the USA? What might Colombia’s jurisprudence on GBV offer to the United States?
Sarah McLaughlin, Senior Program Officer, FIRE
Omar Sharifi, PhD, Research Fellow at the Humphrey School and Country
Director of American Institute of Afghanistan Studies
Liviu Matei, PhD Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy, Head of
School of Education, Communication & Society King’s College London
Meredith McQuaid, J.D, Associate Vice President and Dean of International
Programs for the University of Minnesota. (Moderator)
“Transnational repression” is the term used by several reports and scholars to describe how autocracies are using a wide range of tactics to harass, spy, threaten, and intimidate their citizens abroad in order to silence their criticism
Mike Stigers, CEO, Cub
Trahern Pollard, Founder/CEO, We Push for Peace
Lisa Clemons, Founder/Director, A Mother’s Love Initiative
Rev. Jeff Nehrbass, Pastor, Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Samantha Silker, Program Director, Center for Integrative Leadership, University of Minnesota