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America's Largest Federal Employee Union Comes to Minneapolis for Annual Diversity Week

EEO Training, Young Workers' Summit, LGBT Issues, Highlight AFGE Diversity Week Events

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) will hold its 2nd Diversity Week Aug. 23-29 in Minneapolis, Minn. This week of events will include AFGE's 3rd Annual Young Organizing Unionists for the Next Generation (Y.O.U.N.G.) Training Summit, 2nd Annual AFGE Pride Training Summit and Human Rights Training Conference. More than 500 union activists from across the country are expected to attend this year's events, which will be held at the Hilton Minneapolis located at 1001 S. Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, Minn.

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Several newsworthy events will be open to the press. Below are details.

Y.O.U.N.G. Training Summit Opening Session
When:  9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23
Where: Symphony I & II
Who:    President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Community Awareness Walk
When:  8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24
Where: Walk to begin at Hilton Minneapolis at 1001 S. Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn.
What:   Labor activists with AFGE will walk one mile in support of victims of sexual assault and to raise community awareness about rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The walk is organized by AFGE's YOUNG Committee.

Y.O.U.N.G. Training Summit General Session
When:  10:00 a.m. to Noon Sunday, Aug. 24
Where: Minneapolis Ballroom ABC
Who:    AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr., AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr.; AFGE National Vice President for Women's and Fair Practices Augusta Y. Thomas; AFGE Field Mobilization Director Tucker McDonald

LGBT Pride Training Opening Session 
When:  9:30 a.m. to Noon Monday, Aug. 25
Where: Minneapolis Ballroom C
Who:    AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr., AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr.; AFGE National Vice President for Women's and Fair Practices Augusta Y. Thomas; Pride at Work Executive Director Jerame Davis; UFCW OUTreach Communications Chair Tim Schlittner

Human Rights Training Conference Plenary Session 
When:  Noon to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27
Where: Minneapolis Ballroom ABCD
Who:    AFGE National Vice President for Women's and Fair Practices Augusta Y. Thomas; AFGE President J. David Cox Sr.; AFGE National Secretary Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr.; AFGE Director of Strategic Political Initiatives Bob Nicklas 

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

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