Author Archives: Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights

Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights Ambassador Reflects on the Significance of Ramadan

Ramadan is a Muslim holy month that occurs on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and lasts for 29 or 30 days. This year, Ramadan began May 27, 2017.   Last year the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights interviewed MDCR Ambassador Osman Ahmed to learn more about Ramadan celebrations.  As we gear up for […]

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PCOC Meeting in a Snapshot: May Edition

The Police Conduct Oversight Commission held its monthly meeting on May 9, 2017. Highlights of the meeting included: a discussion of the draft Domestic Violence Response Study, including speakers from multiple community groups; a Commission Chair report; Committee reports; and case review. … Continue reading

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Impunity In Our Own Backyard

Reprinted from Global Rights for Women, read the article on Medium.com here.  By Amy Lauricella (Pictured)- Global Rights for Women Staff Attorney I am deeply troubled that while we at Global Rights for Women(GRW) have been sharing Minnesota’s legacy on domestic … Continue reading

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PCOC Meeting in a Snapshot: April Edition

The Police Conduct Oversight Commission held its monthly meeting on April 11, 2017. Highlights of the meeting included: a presentation of the draft Domestic Violence Response Study, including speakers from Global Rights for Women; Committee reports; and case review. The meeting opened … Continue reading

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MDCR Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. It is a time for commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.  From Susan B. Anthony to Sojourner Truth to Gloria Steinem, suffragists and activists … Continue reading

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Future History Maker

Black History Month History. Tradition. Community. February is Black History Month.   Since 1926, and the creation of Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson, the accomplishments of persons of African descent have been recognized each February.  The Minneapolis Department of … Continue reading

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Future History Maker

Black History Month History. Tradition. Community. February is Black History Month.   Since 1926, and the creation of Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson, the accomplishments of persons of African descent have been recognized each February.  The Minneapolis Department of … Continue reading

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