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Equality Rings through City Hall: Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies

By the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights On August 1, 2013, the same-sex marriage bill for Minnesota took effect, making it the first in the Midwest to legalize same-sex marriage by legislative vote. In celebration, the City of Minneapolis, under the … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Pride Festival

The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights is looking forward to participating in the Twin Cities Pride Festival on June 29-30.  Twin Cities Pride promotes continued growth towards equality and inclusiveness for GLBT rights. Pride will be located in Loring Park starting at … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights hosts Dream@50 event

By Toni Newborn, Interim Assistant Director -Complaint Investigations Division On February 19, 2013 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Minneapolis Department Civil Rights (MDCR) hosted the Dream@50 Arts Contest Awards ceremony. August 28, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. … Continue reading

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Facing Race Awards, April 29

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March 21: International Day for the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination

By Velma J. Korbel, Director — Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights Thursday, March 21 is observed as the International Day for the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination. It is observed annually on March 21 in recognition of the “Sharpeville Massacre”. … Continue reading

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Urban League Family Day

By Toni Newborn, Interim Assistant Director –Complaint Investigations Division For more than 20 years the Minneapolis Urban League has hosted a Family Day Celebration to highlight the importance of strong families and build a greater sense of community among African-Americans. What … Continue reading

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Public Hearing on the Proposed Changes to Civilian Oversight in Minneapolis

By Michael K. Browne, Assistant Director – Civilian Review Authority Please join me on September 12, 2012 at the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Health Committee of the Minneapolis City Council for a discussion regarding the proposed changes to civilian oversight in … Continue reading

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