Date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 12:00pm CDT
Location: 

Minneapolis City Hall, Lobby by Father of the Waters Statue

PRESS CONFERENCE

LOCAL GROUPS INVITE UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON RACISM TO VISIT MINNEAPOLIS

Several local organizations have invited the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance to Minneapolis as part of her 2022 visit to the United States.

The murder of George Floyd ignited protests here and around the world. Yet, two years later, little has been done to address the well-documented disparities in police violence toward Black and brown citizens.

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights Report is a start. But much remains to be done to make the necessary changes in how Minneapolis police officers interact with persons of color. “A visit by the Special Rapporteur would shine a light on what still needs to be done to bring the Minneapolis Police Department’s treatment of community members into compliance with universal legal standards,” said James Roth.

WHAT:        Press Conference

WHEN:       Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 12:00 pm

WHERE:     Minneapolis City Hall, Lobby by Father of the Waters Statue

LINK: http://twincitiesamnesty.org/special-rapporteur
Contains the Open Letter and a list of the Signatories

This press conference is hosted by Amnesty International Group #37.    

Organizations signing onto the Open Letter to the Special Rapporteur:  The Advocates for Human Rights, CAIR-Minnesota, The Center for Victims of Torture, Citizens for Global Solutions Minnesota, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Jewish Voice For Peace - Twin Cities, Indigenous Peoples Task Force, Minnesota Justice Coalition, Mossier LLC, Women Against Military Madness

Recording

Here is a link to a recording of the Press Conference on Facebook:

Open Letter Press Conference