Here's a listing of all our past events.  

January 2022 Meeting

Sunday, January 16, 2022 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for another monthly group meeting via Zoom. We will discuss our usual topics, and arrange a guest speaker.

In January, we will focus our attention on Closing Guantanamo, which started operations on Jan 11th 2002.

Guest Speaker - Todd E. Pierce, military historian and former JAG (pro bono Military Commission Defense Counsel) at Guantánamo, has represented 3 defendants before the Military Commissions at Guantánamo. He has presented on Guantánamo many times before different organizations, including at our own May 2016 meeting and gave an excellent presentation on the dysfunction at Guantánamo. This presentation will mark the 20th anniversary of the opening of the detention center at Guantánamo where there are still 39 prisoners (13 of whom have been cleared for release but remain) at a cost of about $14,000,000 per prisoner per year.

Group 37 | Write-for Rights Event

Sunday, December 12, 2021 | 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Event Details

Join us for this year's event - the 20th Anniversary of Write For Rights! 

Here's the instructions for this year's event:

  • All attendees must be vaccinated
  • All attendees must be masked at all times
  • No food or drink allowed

We'll provide envelopes, labels, and paper for letter writing.  Let us know if you are not able to write and would like a pre-printed letter.  We will also provide stamps.  

November 2021 Meeting

Sunday, November 21, 2021 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for another monthly group meeting via Zoom. We will discuss our usual topics, and arrange a guest speaker. Today's meeting is dedicated to David Weissbrodt. We will feature a panel of speakers that will talk about their time and work with David.

Human Rights Program 20th Anniversary Symposium

Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 8:30am to Friday, November 19, 2021 | 5:00pm

The Human Rights Program celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, we are hosting the Human Rights Program 20th Anniversary Symposium: Mobilizing Knowledge to Advance Human Rights on November 18 - 19, 2021, in Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the University Twin Cities campus.