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.
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.
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
The St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission presented the 2017 Human Rights Award to Fatuma Irshat at the March 5, 2018 city council meeting. Fatuma was recognized for her countless engagement work in the Somali and African community. Her engagement efforts include informing neighbors about important issues such as affordable housing, renters’ rights, election choices and voting. She has also been active in local government, facilitating Vision 3.0 meetings in her community and initiating a “Vote Local” campaign which included driving neighbors to vote and providing childcare.
Congratulations Fatuma and thank you for your positive impact on the St. Louis Park community!
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.
|BethAnne Stolp||Regular member||May 31, 2020|
|Justin Carlson||Regular member||May 31, 2019|
|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|
|Jack Ostrovsky||Youth member||Aug. 31, 2018|
Agendas and minutes
|Oct. 16, 2018||Agenda|
|Sept. 18, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|Aug. 21, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|June 19, 2018||Agenda|
|May 15, 2018
|April 17, 2018
|March 13, 2018
|Feb. 20, 2018||Agenda||Minutes
|Jan. 16, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|Oct. 27, 2017||Minutes|
|Sept. 26, 2017
|Aug. 15, 2017||Agenda||Minutes
|July 18, 2017||No meeting||No meeting|
|June 20, 2017|
|May 16, 2017||Agenda|
|April 18, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 21, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|Feb. 21, 2017
|Jan. 17, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|Dec. 13, 2016||Agenda
|Nov. 15, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|Oct. 18, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|Sept. 20, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|Aug. 16, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|June 21, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|May 17, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 19, 2016||Minutes|
|March 15, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|Feb. 16, 2016||Agenda|
|Jan. 19, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|Dec. 15, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|Nov. 17, 2015||Agenda|
|Oct. 20, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|Sept. 15, 2015||No meeting|
|Aug. 18, 2015||Agenda|
|July 21, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|June 16, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|May 19, 2015||Agenda|
|April 21, 2015||Agenda|
|March 17, 2015||Minutes|