Speaker's series at San Juan College focuses on civil rights and Navajo human rights

ST. MICHAELS, Ariz.-The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission together with San Juan College's Native American Student Services coordinator is hosting a speaker's series at San Juan College during Native American Week from Nov. 14-16. The speaker's series is open to the public and will begin at 10 a.m.

The speaker's series will provide an opportunity to address the human rights and civil rights topics. On Nov. 14, topics included an orientation on Navajo human rights and on the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; on Nov. 15, topics included what are your rights when you are stopped by a police officer and what are police procedures; and today, topics will include what are your rights in employment, and finally, about consumer rights.

Representatives from the following will participate: the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, the Farmington Police Department, the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, DNA People's Legal Services-the Farmington office, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Navajo Labor Relations and the Navajo Nation Credit Services.

Aside from the speaker's series, a variety of activities are scheduled for the week including three film showings, arts and craft exhibits, a Native American Scholarship Fair, a Udall Scholarship workshop, speakers from various panels with public input, hands-on public participations, and will conclude with banquet-a Harvest Celebration.

For more information, about the speaker's series call NNHRC at (928) 871-7436.

For more information about Native American Week at San Juan College, visit http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/4162.asp.

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