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The St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission advises city council on how to ensure equal opportunity and participation in housing, employment, public service, public accommodations and education. The commission consists of nine regular voting members; one is an attorney, one is appointed by the school board and one is a youth member. The commission may also have an additional, non-voting, youth member.

The commission encourages all members of our community to:

  • Teach tolerance and respect for all
  • Share insights and experiences
  • Participate in cultural diversity activities
  • Communicate across cultures

Meetings 

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Westwood Room at City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 20 at 7 p.m.

Body-worn camera technology

The St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission (HRC) and Police Advisory Commission (PAC) held a meeting April 10, 2018 to discuss the City of St. Louis Park's plan to move forward with introducing body-worn-camera technology in the St. Louis Park Police Department.

The introduction of body-worn-camera technology is a multi-phased initiative and governed by state law. Once the City finalizes a draft of its policy, information will be posted by the City regarding formal opportunities for the public to comment on the draft body-worn-camera policy.

Diversity lens

The human rights commission developed the diversity lens and the accompanying diversity lens brochure. Valuing individual diversity means reaching beyond stereotypical views of individuals and using the strengths and different perspectives that each person offers. The diversity lens is not just a reflection of you or me, but the collective us in our community and all of our values.

Human Rights Award

The Human Right Award is facilitated by the St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission. The award recognizes individuals, groups, organizations or businesses that have made an outstanding contribution toward increasing understanding and cooperation between people of different backgrounds in St. Louis Park.

  • 2017 Human Rights Award recipient - Fatuma Irshat

Reporting hate crime or discrimination

A bias or hate crime is criminal conduct committed because of the victim's race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or characteristics identified as sexual orientation. Call the St. Louis Park Police Department at 952.924.2618 if you are the victim of or witness to a hate crime.

To report an incident of discrimination or to request information about human rights protections in our state contact the Minnesota Department of Human Rights at 651.296.5663. 

Bullying in the senior community

During 2014 and early 2015, the human rights commission focused on the issue of bullying in the senior citizen community. Watch the public service announcement

Commission members

Name Role Term expires
BethAnne Stolp Regular member May 31, 2020
Katherine Arnold Regular member May 31, 2020
Maria Eustaquio Regular member May 31, 2021 
Michelle Kornblit Regular member May 31, 2019
Sara Wilhelm Garbers Regular member May 31, 2020
Emily Buchholz Regular member May 31, 2020 
VACANT  Regular member  May 31, 2019
Amaya Fokuo  Youth member Aug. 31, 2019 
Marian Mohamud Youth member Aug. 31, 2019
VACANT School representative

Agendas and minutes

Meeting Date
Agenda
Minutes
Oct. 16, 2018  Agenda  
Sept. 18, 2018 Agenda  Minutes 
Aug. 21, 2018 Agenda  Minutes 
June 19, 2018 Agenda  
May 15, 2018
Agenda  

Contact

Alicia Sojourner
952.924.2602
asojourner@stlouispark.org

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