Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights
The mission of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) is to enforce Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Title 7 (non-discrimination); Title 9, Chapter 172 (police conduct oversight); Title 16, Chapter 423 (small and underutilized business programs); Title 2, Chapter 24 (prevailing wage); and to promote understanding of civil rights among residents, businesses and government. The Department will carry out this mission by:
- Investigating discriminatory practices against members of protected classes
- Ensuring that City of Minneapolis procurement of construction and development services, commodities and supplies, and professional and technical services includes women, minorities, and low income workers and businesses
- Investigating and making recommendations regarding complaints brought against any Minneapolis Police Officer
Summer Outreach Underway
The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights is a part of an outreach collaborative which unites the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Minneapolis EEOC, and City of St. Paul Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity Office. This partnership is purposed to maximize resources and reach more people in the region who may be affected by discrimination. We kicked off our first event of the season as a participant in the Cinco De Mayo celebration. In June, we attended the Juneteenth Festival and Twin Cities Pride, and Somali Independence Day in early July. Up next are Rondo Days on July 15, and Urban League Family Day on August 26. We've had an awesome time meeting those who have stopped by our table and invite you to join us again.
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Last updated Jul 7, 2017