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Planning Meetings for the 2015 MINN IDEA Summit

on Sat, 2015-02-21 22:11

MINN IDEA Summit Committee planning meetings will be held on the first Monday of each month preceding the MINN IDEA Summit in October 2015. The next Summit Committee meeting will be Monday, March 2 from 6:00-8:00pm at Room 30 (in the basement), Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. Directions and such can be found here: The locations future meetings are still to be determined, but updates can be found on the Events Calendar on the MINN website.

Non-Profit Spotlight: World Without Genocide

on Sat, 2015-02-21 21:59

Non-Profit Spotlight: World Without Genocide

By Lori Imsdahl, MINN Contributor

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Ellen Kennedy, the Executive Director of World Without Genocide, has long been committed to human rights, but a trip to Rwanda changed everything. 

The year was 2005, and over a decade had elapsed since the 1994 genocide — when a million people were killed in 100 days, mostly ethnic Tutsis. Yet vestiges of the brutality remained. Bodies were still being found in the country’s swamps and forests.

Education Committee Event Coming in March: Discussion Panel on Ethical Photography Consent and Usage in NGO Marketing

on Sat, 2015-02-21 21:07

This panel discussion will look at the following questions: How can we ethically represent children in NGO marketing and evaluation work? How do we tackle informed consent for images used in development work? What does informed consent really look like? What are the power dynamics at play? How can this be done in a non-exploitative manner? How can subject of the images have a leading role in the process?

The date and location of the discussion panel is to be determined, but details will be shared through MINN’s Events Calendar and MINN’s next email newsletter.