Council on Asian Pacific Islanders of Minnesota
Address: Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street Suite 160, St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
About: The Council has three primary objectives: to advise the Governor and members of the Legislature on issues pertaining to Asian Pacific Minnesotans; to advocate on behalf of those issues; and to serve as the bridge for and between Asian Pacific Minnesotans and non-Asian Pacific Minnesotans.
Council on Minnesotans of African Heritage
About: The Minnesota Legislature empowered the Council on Black Minnesotans to ensure that people of African heritage fully and effectively participate in and equitably benefit from the political, social, and economic resources, policies and procedures of the State of Minnesota.
League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions
Address: 4100 Lakeview Avenue North, Robbinsdale, MN 55422-2208
About: The League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions is a coalition of local human rights commissions that have been established by charter or ordinance in communities throughout Minnesota. While its member commissions are public agencies, the League is a private, non-governmental 501(c)(3). The League is the only private, statewide organization concerned with advocating against all forms of illegal discrimination and with enhancing the rights of all groups of people defined by the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MS 363A).
Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights
About: The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights enforces Minneapolis Code of Ordinances on non-discrimination, police conduct oversight, small and underutilized business programs, and prevailing wage. It also promotes understanding of civil rights among residents, businesses and government.
Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
About: The Council makes recommendations to the Minnesota state governor and legislature on Chicano Latino public issues and serves as liaison between the state government and the Latino community. The Council’s vision is to ensure the social and economic well-being of Minnesota’s Latino community through public service.
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
About: The department’s mission is to make Minnesota discrimination free. It is a neutral state agency that investigates charges of illegal discrimination, ensures that businesses seeking state contracts are in compliance with equal opportunity requirements, and strives to eliminate discrimination by educating Minnesotans about their rights and responsibilities under the state Human Rights Act.
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
Address: 161 Saint Anthony Ave., Suite 919, Saint Paul, MN 55103
Phone: (651) 296-0041
About: The Council’s mission is to protect the sovereignty of the eleven Minnesota tribes and ensure the well being of all American Indian citizens throughout the state of Minnesota.
Ramsey County Anti Racism Initiative
Contact: Carol Fogarty
Phone: 651-266-4444 (general county human services number)
About: As the most diverse county in the state, Ramsey County is committed to responding appropriately to the needs and perspectives of people from different racial and cultural backgrounds. The website includes links to training materials.
St. Paul Human Rights Division
Address: 15 Kellogg Blvd. West, Saint Paul, MN 55102
About: The Human Rights Division is responsible for investigating complaints of discrimination that have taken place within the City of Saint Paul. The Division is a neutral, fact-finding agency and does not represent either party in its investigations.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission – Minneapolis Office
About: The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.