Celebrate Minnesota’s Summer of Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Department encourages City employees to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 this summer with Minnesota’s Summer of Civil Rights events.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation that outlawed discrimination in the United States based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It also provided voter registration protections and ended racial segregation in schools, workplaces and facilities that serve the general public.

Minnesota’s Summer of Civil Rights events include:

Police Conduct Oversight Commission listening session
10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 14
Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis

Loving Day
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, June 14
American Burger Bar, 354 Wabasha St. N., Saint Paul

Voting Rights Act: Act to Remember, Act to Restore
2 p.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, June 22
Interfaith event at Shiloh Temple, 2647 Bloomington Ave., Minneapolis

50th anniversary opening ceremony
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 24
Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Saint Paul,

CAIR-MN Ramadan dinner
7 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, July 12
University of Minnesota Coffman Memorial Union, 300 16th Ave. SE, Minneapolis

Key reflections on the Civil Rights Act from Minnesota judges
5 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23
William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Ave., Saint Paul

50th anniversary closing ceremony
5 p.m.-8 p.m.  Thursday, July 31
Location TBD

Learn more about the Minnesota Summer of Civil Rights.

Published Jun 9, 2014