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Human Rights Commission will host its next meeting June 30th from 7-8:30 PM.

Members of the public can monitor this meeting by listen only audio by calling +1-312-535-8110 meeting number (access code): 372 106 61 for audio only. Cisco Webex will be used to conduct videoconference meetings of the Human Rights Commission, with commissioners and staff participating from multiple locations. 

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

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.

  • 2018 award recipient — Sagal Abdirahman and Nadia Mohamed 
2019 Human Rights Award nominations

The human rights commission will select a recipient for the 2019 Human Rights Award in early 2020, and the award will be presented at a city council meeting in 2020.

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

(updated June 24, 2019)

Name Role Term expires
Yvette Baudelaire
Regular member May 31, 2022
Paul Baudhuin Regular member May 31, 2023
Emily Buchholz Regular member May 31, 2023
Jaime Chismar Regular member  May 31, 2023
Maria Eustaquio Regular member May 31, 2021
Virginia Mancini Regular member  May 31, 2022
Avi Olitzky Regular member May 31, 2023
Amaya Fokuo  Youth member (Chair) Aug. 31, 2020
VACANT Youth member
Astein Osei School representative May 31, 2022

Agendas and minutes

Meeting Date
 June 30, 2020  Agenda_ Minutes 
 May 19, 2020 Cancelled Cancelled 
 April 21, 2020  Cancelled  Cancelled
March 17, 2020 Cancelled Cancelled
Jan. 21, 2019    
Dec. 17, 2019 Agenda Minutes


Darius Gray

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