What we do

We promote and protect the civil rights of the people of Minneapolis.


Established in 1975, the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission (MCCR) implements the City's Civil Rights policies through public information, education, mediation, conciliation and enforcement. 

Our purpose is to:

  • Provide leadership in the areas of civil rights
  • Encourage and educate the public in the promotion of civil rights
  • Identify civil rights issues of concern to the community and set priorities
  • Advise the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on Civil Right matters
  • Conduct research and studies to best carry out the objectives of the Civil Rights Ordinance
  • Enforce the Civil Rights Ordinance through education, conciliation, mediation and adjudication

See Code of Ordinances § 141. - Administration and enforcement

Learn more about the MCCR