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Real Talk: Criminal Justice and Judicial System

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Real Talk System Racism Series

Featuring speaker JudgeLaJune Thomas Lange (ret.),  Fourth Judicial District Court, Minnesota; Honorary Consul of South Africa in Minnesota; President, International Leadership Institute.

Lange began her legal career with the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office as a trial lawyer until appointed by the governor to the trial court. Lange served as a Fourth Judicial District Court Judge for the State of Minnesota handling complex civil and criminal cases until her recent retirement. Lange now serves as Senior Fellow with the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She is a founding member of the Minnesota Minority Lawyers Association and has served on the Minnesota State Bar Association Board of Governors, Minnesota Women Lawyers, Minnesota Public Interest Research Foundation, American Bar Association, National Bar Association, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, Minnesota Supreme Court Racial Bias Task Force. Lange is an internationally recognized expert in human rights and the rule of law in developing nations.

The Metropolitan State University Multicultural, American Indian and Retention Services Department and Dean of Students present a multi-part, educational training resource for Metropolitan State University community on systemic racism (institutional racism) to help increase awareness and understanding of bias, implicit bias, racism, racial disparities and racial inequities in a myriad of industries. 


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