Alternative Dispute Resolution, Activism and LGBT Rights (WEBCHAT+VIEWING EVENT)
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Many countries across Europe, as well as the United States experience challenges in creating a supportive environment for their LGBT members.
The Council of Europe recognizes the need for constant vigilance and, through its standards and mechanisms, aims to promote and ensure respect for the human rights and dignity of every individual, including LGBT persons and to combat discrimination and violence against them in the 47 member states.
Join two alternative dispute experts and an LGBT activist lawyer for a conversation about identifying best practices and strategies for supporting LGBT individuals and sensitizing our communities, family members and friends on ways to create and provide inclusive environments for all members of society.
~~ About The Speakers
U.S. District Court Judge Wayne Brazil, a law professor at University of California – Berkeley Law School, has served as the Northern District of California’s first ADR Magistrate Judge for over 15 years.
Ericka Schmidt, a 2013 graduate of University of California Hastings College of Law, has worked in the human rights field – specifically on LGBT issues – for several years.
Former Justice Minister of Slovenia Mr. Aleš Zalar, an International Visitor Leadership Program Gold Star participant, is an ADR Expert with the European Center for Dispute Resolution.
Barbara Rajgelj, PhD, is Assistant Professor on the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana. Her work focuses on human rights, family, and labor law.
Kevin Sessums is an American author, actor, and editor. His memoir, Mississippi Sissy, chronicles his childhood in Forest, Mississippi.