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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.

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 February 2019, Brooklyn Park City Council Member Wynfred Russell joined other local Liberians in Washington, DC. He and others met with lawmakers to for new legislation to reinstate the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) program and to give Liberian residents in Brooklyn Park and elsewhere a path to citizenship.

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 >