History & Awareness Months
- February: Black History
- March: Women's History
- April: Financial Literacy
- May: Asian-Pacific American Heritage
- June: GLBT Pride
- Sept/Oct: Hispanic Heritage
- Oct: Disability in Employment Awareness
- Nov: Native American Heritage
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June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month recognizes the contributions of LGBT individuals and supporters in working toward achieving equal justice and equal opportunity for LGBT Americans.
MDHR Internship Program
The Department of Human Rights' (MDHR) Internship Program offers students an opportunity to gain invaluable skills in human rights by experiencing the inner-workings of the state agency that enforces the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
Joint Public Forum on Minnesota's Olmstead Plan
Freedom of Choice and Opportunity for People with Disabilities
Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
DS Event Center
415 Pascal Street North
St. Paul, MN 55104
Governor Mark Dayton issued an executive order in January establishing an Olmstead Sub-Cabinet to develop a comprehensive plan supporting freedom of choice and opportunity for people with disabilities. This joint public forum focuses on Olmstead and will collect public comment on the Sub-Cabinet's draft plan for Minnesota.
Sponsored by: State Rehabilitation Council - General, State Rehabilitation Council - Blind, Statewide Independent Living Council and Minnesota State Council On Disability.
Real-time captioning and sign language interpreters will be available throughout the day.
Accommodations requests to: Gail Lundeen, DEED Vocational Rehabilitation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.529.7364 or toll free 1.800.328.9095.
25th Annual Twin Cities' Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 15, 2013 starts at 10:00 AM
North Mississippi Regional Park
5114 North Mississippi Drive, Minneapolis, MN
For more information about this event , visit: http://www.juneteenthminnesota.org/
Twin Cities Pride and Regional Pride Events
- The 2013 Twin Cities Pride Celebration will be June 28-30 at Loring Park in Minneapolis
- Regional Pride events
Find Additional Community Events
Check the Minnesota State Councils' web sites for additional community events and announcements. Use the links below to go directly to a council's web site:
- Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
- Council on Black Minnesotans
- Chicano Latino Affairs Council
- Indian Affairs Council
- State Council on Disability
A summary page about the State Councils including contact information is available here.
Governor's Commission on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Statewide Celebration
Commissioner Kevin Lindsey was the keynote speaker at the Governor's Commission on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Statewide Celebration at the St. Paul Central High School Auditorium on Martin Luther King Day, Mon. Jan 21, from 8:30 AM to 2 PM.
This year's Governor's celebration theme is, "Moving Beyond Tolerance to Allophilia." Allophilia is defined as having an affinity, a positive perspective, a liking and loving, for individuals and groups that are of, "the other."
Listen to Commissioner Kevin Lindsey's keynote speech on Moving Beyond Tolerance to Allophilia.
150 Years Ago, January 1, 2013 Marks a Milestone for Civil Rights with the Emancipation Proclamation
Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed January 1, 2013 as Emancipation Proclamation Remembrance Day and encourages Minnesotans to recognize the significance of this milestone in the history of freedom and civil rights.
View Governor Dayton's proclamation here. (PDF)
More about the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Lincoln in 1863
Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Read more about this important document here.