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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Think Again Brooklyns forum: How is the MeToo Movement Influencing Public Policy?

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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City Hall
5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN , 55443



How is the MeToo movement influencing public policy?

Agenda

  • 6:00 p.m., pizza buffet and social
  • 6:30 p.m., program

Moderator

Asma Mohammed, Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment

Speakers

Leslie L. Lienemann, partner at Culberth & Lienemann, LLP

Leslie L. Lienemann has devoted her career to representing working people in employment and civil rights cases including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, employment contracts, defamation, wage claims, school bullying and police excessive force. Lienemann has been active in present and past leadership roles in the Employee Lawyers Association of the Upper Midwest, the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the 8th Circuit NELA. For the Minnesota Chapter of NELA Amicus Committee, Lienemann co-authored more than a dozen amicus briefs submitted to the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court covering a variety of important employment law questions. Minnesota Law & Politics magazine named her to the Rising Stars list in 1998 and since then to the annual Super Lawyers.

Melissa Hortman, state representative, district 36B

House Republican Majority Leader Joyce Peppin proposed adding a single new line to the Minnesota Human Rights Act’s definition of sexual harassment: “An intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment does not require the harassing conduct or communication to be severe or pervasive.” DFL Minority Leader Melissa Hortman in the House and Senator Karin Housley, R-St. Mary’s Point, in the Senate introduced identical bills with her statement. Representative Hortman will discuss the outcome of the legislation and how it will affect the legislature, state government, and employment.

Other speakers

Representatives from Cornerstone and the Brooklyn Park Police Department will also talk
about their policies.

Registration

Register for this forum on Facebook

Email Carol Woehrer

Host

Think Again Brooklyns

Partners

City of Brooklyn Park

League of Women Voters, Brooklyn Park, Oseeo, Maple Grove Chapter

 

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