Rotary Club of Minneapolis University
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Minneapolis University

A small and mighty group of local professionals and a global network of 1.2 million Rotarians.

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
The Graduate Hotel Minneapolis
615 Washington Avenue Southeast
Upper level
Minneapolis, MN  55414
United States of America
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December 19, 2018

guest speaker:

Elizabeth Meske, attorney and Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Human Rights Committee

Child, Not Bride: Ending Child Marriage

Elizabeth Meske is a practicing attorney in Minneapolis and Chairs the Minnesota State Bar Association's Human Rights Committee.  Liz is a frequent presenter and has spoken at the Minnesota Department of Human Rights' annnual symposium on human rights on numerous occassions.  Liz has an undergraduate degree in Human Rights and Justice from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, now Mitchell Hamline School of Law.  During law school, Liz served as a Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellow in Human Rights and Law and spent time studying law and human rights in Israel. Liz now serves as a Policy Associate with World Without Genocide.

Nearly 250,000 underage girls in the US were married between 2000 and 2010. Many child marriages occur to avoid prosecution on charges of statutory rape or to protect rapists. At a global level, at least 700,000,000 women in the world today were married as children.  The physical, psychological, economic, and social effects of these marriages are devastating and often result in poverty, abuse, illness, divorce.


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615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis

If traveling by car, take I-94 (from either direction) to the Huron Blvd. exit and turn left on Washington Avenue. Proceed to the corner of Washington and Walnut. Turn right on Walnut and an immediate left into the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel valet parking.

The Green Line is now open for service and the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel is easy to access from either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul. Green Line trains arrive and depart every 10 minutes throughout the day. Take the Green Line to the East Bank rail stop which is less than 1 block away from the Graduate Hotel. Fare: $1.75

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