International Oromo Human Rights Conference

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International Oromo Human Rights Conference – Oromo American Citizens Council

Oromo American Citizens Council

1821 University Avenue W., Suite 336S? St. Paul, MN 55104?651-917-0430?

Press Release
International Oromo Human Rights Conference

Who: The Oromo American Citizens Council (OACC) The mission of the OACC is to educate and motivate Oromo Americans and others to participate in the social and political processes locally and nationally and to work to prevent violations of fundamental civil and political rights in Ethiopia and around the world. The OACC was founded in 2002, in part, to raise awareness and advocate against abuses of human rights in Ethiopia based on ethnic background on behalf of the estimated 15-20,000 Oromos in Minnesota
What: International Oromo Human Rights Conference titled “Can a Democratic Government Work in a Multicultural Society? This Conference is intended to inform and provide a forum for discussion on the very serious human rights and political challenges in Ethiopia and surrounding countries in the Horn of Africa.

Where: University of Minnesota Mayo Memorial Auditorium
425 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

When: Thursday, July 31, 2008 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Contact: Oromo American Citizens Council
651-917-0430 (w) or 612-275-0970 (m) or
Distinguished panel members include
Bulcha Demeksa, Member of Ethiopian Parliament and Chairman of Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement (OFDM)
Asfaw Beyene, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, San Diego State University
Alemayehu G. Mariam, Professor, Department of Political Science, California State University-San Bernardino
Guled Kassim, Institute for Global Civic Empowerment
Obang Metho, Director of International Advocacy, Anuak Justice Council
August Nimtz, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota

Special Invitation to Media:

All media are invited to attend the conference; a separate press section will be provided. Any advance publicity, calendar or event listings, and media coverage is welcome. The OACC would be happy to arrange interviews with the conference speakers.

For additional information please contact the OACC or visit the OACC website:

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