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News and Community

News and Community

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights is the state's civil rights enforcement agency. Our vision is to create a world where everyone can lead lives full of dignity and joy and our mission is to make Minnesota discrimination free. We are committed to breaking down policies and practices that perpetuate structural barriers, such as, racism, ableism, homophobia, and ageism to build strong, thriving communities. 

How we work with communities every day:

We believe that we all benefit when we work together so our community engagement team finds ways to partner with communities throughout Minnesota. 

Changing culture and sparking conversations are powerful ways to prevent discrimination from occurring. Throughout the year, we announce important cases. Visit our newsroom to read the latest news. 

Our Department also takes an active role in working with communities, governments, and elected officials to create and implement laws and policies that strengthen and expand civil rights in Minnesota through our government relations team

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