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Community Engagement

Community engagement is critical to the work of protecting civil rights

Whether collaborating with agency partners, providing technical support to a local human rights commission, or simply sharing or co-creating spaces to share stories amongst protected classes, Minnesota Department of Human Rights is committed to partnering with community. We strive to achieve civil rights engagement through meaningful strategies that strengthen relationships, recognizes the inherent value of all Minnesotans, and acknowledges the natural intersections of our identities.

Ways to partner with the Community Engagement Team: 

  • Know Your Civil Rights training– At your request, we can provide a “Know Your Rights” training. 
  • Mobile Intake Unit – Our Intake Team can provide consultation how to file a discrimination charge along with our a “Know Your Rights” training. 
  • Community fairs and tabling events– We partner with the Fair Employment Practice Agencies (FEPA) on having a presence in the community.

For more information on engagement opportunities contact our Community Engagement Director, Audel Shokohzadeh at or at 651.539.1088. 

Complete this form to request a Know Your Civil Rights training. 

Local Human Rights Commissions

In the struggle to end discrimination in Minnesota, local human rights commissions play an important role.

Minnesota State Councils

The Minnesota state councils were created by the legislature to represent and advocate for Minnesota's communities of color, women, and disability communities.

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