After receiving a grant from the New Americans Healthy Together Program, the Richfield Human Rights Commission along with Bloomington Public Health and the Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) will be hosting a free workshop for new Americans seeking legal advice regarding *housing and landlord/tenant issues.
*According to the program website, the aims to foster interactions between newcomers and the receiving community, strengthen the capacity of immigrant-led organizations and their attention to health, and address social adjustment and mental health.
As for the Richfield Human Rights Commission’s involvement, Chairwoman Molly Darsow said this event allowed the commission to continue its mission.
“The commission secures human rights and equal opportunity for all the citizens of Richfield," she said. in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations, public services, and education and to align its goals with those set forth in the Minnesota Human Rights act,”
The workshop, which is the first of its kind in Richfield, will take place Jan. 31, 2012 in the Bartholomew Room at . *Those interested must meet income eligibility requirements. Flyers for the event are attached to this article in English and Spanish.
Editor's Note: Three changes have been made for clarity and are marked by the asterisk (*).