Each year the HRC hosts a Fourth Grade
The Shoreview Human Rights Commission advises and aids the City of Shoreview by establishing and promoting a community standard of equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination. We envision a community where all people are welcomed, valued, and respected; where each person feels at home.
The HRC's responsibilities include:
- Developing educational programs and increasing awareness
- Coordinating efforts with neighboring human rights commissions
- Advising and recommending items related to human relations and civil rights problems in general
- Providing direction and support to people or organizations on:
- Civil and human rights
- Identifying responsibilities to bridge cultural and other differences
This commission generally meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
- Katy Gibbs, Co-Chair
- Ben Schwanke, Co-Chair
- Richard Bokovoy
- Elaine Carnahan
- Mark Hodkinson
- Mary Johnson
- Gene Nichols
- Lisa Wedell Ueki
- Julie B. Williams
- Claudia Seyfarth, Student representative
- Vibhaa Venkat, Student representative
The Human Rights Commission is currently accepting applications for a student representative. Students must be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior and attend either Mounds View High School or Irondale High School or be a Shoreview resident. If interested, please fill out the application form and return it to email@example.com.
Caring Youth Award
The Caring Youth Award honors our community's outstanding youth. Learn more about the criteria and submit an application. Applications are due by September 20, 2019.
Bias/Hate Crimes Response Network
These organizations are experienced and trained to deal with bias/hate crimes.
- Ramsey County Sheriff's Department at 651.484.3366
- Minnesota Department of Human Rights at 651.296.5663
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at 612.335.4040
- Ramsey County Attorney's Office Victim Witness Services Division at 651.266.3222
- Ramsey County Bar Association at 651.224.1775
- Dispute Resolution Center at 651.292.7791
- Northwest Youth and Family Services at 651.486.3808
- First Call for Help at 211
- Mounds View School District 621 at 651.639.6003
- Roseville School District 623 at 651.635.1600
- St. Paul Area Council of Churches at 651.646.8805
The commission put together a list of suggested readings and videos to help people focus on improving race relations, increasing cultural awareness, reducing prejudice, valuing of our differences and the importance of unity over uniformity.
- Children Who Care, Educating Your Child About Human Rights - Shoreview Human Rights Commission, Shoreview, MN. 1998. A booklet showing how to teach children about kindness, fairness, tolerance, empathy and courage; how to recognize prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination, and the adverse effects of prejudice and discrimination.
- Minnesota Department of Human Rights
- Amnesty International
- Human Rights Watch
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- The Carter Center
- United Nations