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Human Rights Commission

Title

Human Rights Commission

Sections

Purpose

The Human Rights Commission was formed in 1968 shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The purpose of the Commission is to aid and advise the City Council in ensuring for all citizens of the city equal opportunity in those areas protected by law and in such other affairs as may affect the social standards of the city.

Minnesota discrimination hotline: 1-833-454-0148

Discrimination Helpline

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights launched a Discrimination Helpline in April 2020. Call 1-833-454-0148. You can also file a report at the Department of Human Rights website.

With the recent tragic events in Georgia, local commissions are being asked to help promote this important resource for making reports of discrimination. According to Stop AAPL Hate, from March 2020 to February 2021, there have been 3,795 bias and discrimination incidents reported against the API community nationally. 

LGBTQ+ Liaison 

The City’s Human Rights Commission Liaison also acts as the City’s LGBTQ+ liaison and serves as an accessible source to the city’s LGBTQ community.  The liaison can elevates LGBTQ+ related concerns to the city manager and other city officials as needed.

HRC/LGBTQ Liaison 

Diann Kirby, Community Services Director
952-563-8733

Meeting information

The Commission typically meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Due to COVID-19, meetings are held virtually until further notice. Login info will be posted on the event's calendar entry.

Contact the commission

To learn more about the Human Rights Commission and its work, contact the commission at 952-563-8733 or email humanrights@BloomingtonMN.gov.

Members

Kari Barber

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Vice Chairperson - Human Rights Commission

Mollie Bousu

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Chair - Human Rights Commission

Darringer Funches

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Commissioner - Human Rights Commission

Maggie Mills

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Youth Commissioner - Human Rights Commission

Katrina Moberg

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Youth Commissioner - Human Rights Commission

Claudia Santana

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Commissioner - Human Rights Commission

Anita Smithson

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Commissioner - Human Rights Commission

Lezlie Taylor

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Commissioner - Human Rights Commission

Stephanie Wiersma

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Commissioner - Human Rights Commission