Public Affairs - Collaborations, Events and Publications

Collaboration & Community Engagement

The Department of Human Rights is committed to facilitating better dialog among administrative agencies and advocacy organizations, state councils and community organizations. Collaboration & community engagement activities of the Department includes work related to criminal background checks, financial literacy, prevention of school bullying, Olmstead Sub-Cabinet, same-sex marriage and workforce goals.


Events & Announcements

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Check our events page, Facebook and Twitter stream to see where the Department of Human Rights is presenting and to learn about human rights-related events and announcements.

Check out featured activities on our Events page


Publications & Media

Learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Human Rights Act through a variety of publications and video programs including video clips on the prevention of school bullying, commissioner's keynote speech on allophilia, the Department's biennium report as well as archived articles and case histories.

Featured Videos

  • On the Margins: Entrepreneurs (Episode 1)
  • On the Margins: Entrepreneurs (Episode 2)
  • Video message from Commissioner Lindsey on Minnesota's new same-sex marriage law
  • Video message from Commissioner Lindsey on the new "Ban the Box" law

Video Message on Same-Sex Marriage

Commissioner Kevin Lindsey on the new same-sex marriage law.

Commissioner Lindsey


Internship Program

click for program flyer as PDF


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