By Osirus Washignton
Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea is coming to Brainerd, and I think it’s important for everyone to attend her presentation, which is sponsored by the Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government. The event is at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 25 in CLC’s Chalberg Theatre.
Attorney and Rosenmeier Board member Jean Gustafson has coordinated bringing Chief Justice Gildea to Brainerd and educating us on the justice system. Chief Justice Gildea feels honored by the opportunity to visit Brainerd and take part in the public event.
Chief Justice Gildea’s presentation will focus on the work of Minnesota’s justice system, the important role the courts play in preserving the rights, and freedoms of citizens in effective government and the political process. Students are encouraged to attend this forum so that we are taking advantage and engaging in the court system. As youth, some of us are just now receiving the right to vote and so forth. It is crucial that we as students understand the judiciary and gain familiarity with the law.
The Rosenmeier Board has elected two new CLC Student Senate board members at the April meeting. Student Senate vice president Kaliaanne Hauglie and I, also a student senator, are the boards newest members. It’s a good sight to see students getting involved and being a voice determining what goes on around the Brainerd community and on campus. We need more students involved with some of the once in a lifetime opportunities CLC has to offer.
The Rosenmeier Center is a non-partisan organization that strives to educate and encourage participation of citizens in effective government and the political process.
“I’m very excited and I look forward to having Chief Justice Lorie Gildea,” said Gustafson. “I want the Chalberg packed with a lot of students. They have to seize this opportunity”
The forum is free and open to the public, with limited seating. Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend this forum, especially students of the college. Make sure you attend “An Evening With the Chief Justice” hosted by the Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government.