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Human Rights

Everyone who lives in Brooklyn Park has the right to equity and inclusion.

The Minnesota Human Rights Act protects all residents in our state. Protecting human rights means prohibiting discrimination based on all kinds of personal characteristics. To learn more about the Minnesota Human Rights Act, please visit the MN Dept of Human Rights.

COVID-19 Discrimination

COVID-19 does not discriminate based on race, where you come from, your immigration status, or anything else.

If you have experienced or witnessed an incident of discrimination or bias call Minnesota’s Discrimination Helpline at 1-833-454-0148 or submit this online form. The helpline is staffed by investigators from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Translation/interpretation services are available.

If you are the victim of a crime, including a hate crime, or fear for your safety, call 911 immediately.

Our work around human rights

Here are a few examples of recent work we’ve done to promote human rights for all in Brooklyn Park.

All Are Welcome signs

All Are Welcome

In 2017 we held a design contest where residents could submit artwork for an All Are Welcome sign. When we received over 30 submissions, and thinking more about what All Are Welcome really means, we decided to include them all in one beautiful collage design!

You’ll see these signs displayed at our city offices, and you can pick up your own All Are Welcome sign at City Hall!

Learn more about All Are Welcome signs >

Support for refugees

In early 2019, City council and staff worked together to advocate for Liberians on DED to have a pathway to citizenship. In December 2019, the President of the United States signed the National Defense and  Authorization Act, which allows Minnesota Liberians without permanent legal immigration status the opportunity to apply for green cards and citizenship due to provisions within the law.

Learn more about supporting refugees in Brooklyn Park >

Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission seeks to ensure equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public services and education.

Learn more about our Human Rights Commission >