Contact: Matt Laible, City of Minneapolis, 612-673-2786 

Civil Rights staff reach out this summer at community events    

July 11, 2013 (MINNEAPOLIS) The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights is taking part in several community events this summer, to connect with residents and help them learn about services the department provides and how the community can participate in the department’s activities.

Upcoming events include Second Chance Saturdays and the Urban League’s annual family day. Recently, Civil Rights staff were at the Twin Cities Pride Festival, talking with festivalgoers and answering questions. The event was a big success—Civil Rights collected more than 2,000 surveys.

Upcoming events include:

Second Chance Saturdays, July 20:

For the second time this summer, the Department of Civil Rights will be participating in Second Chance Saturdays, a workshop and resource day hosted by the Council on Crime and Justice and the Criminal Justice League. This workshop event will help people learn how to expunge their criminal history and empower the attendees to advocate for their employment rights. Civil Rights Department staff will be present to give attendees the opportunity to file civil rights and police misconduct complaints with the City.

The event will take place at the Kwanzaa Community Church located at 3700 Bryant Ave. N. on July 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event marks an important partnership with the Council on Crime and Justice to serve the needs of Minneapolis residents.

Urban League Family Day, August 31:

The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights plans to participate again this year in the Urban League Family Day. This celebration highlights the importance of strong families and communities among African-Americans. The Department of Civil Rights will be on hand to build awareness of our work and provide information about defending your rights and getting involved in the department. This event is always a wonderful family event full of activities for children, food, and information about community resources.

 

Published Jul. 11, 2013