Pictured above is the 2019 "Community of Many Colors" winning poster by Nolan Horn from Turtle Lake Elementary.
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
- Providing direction and support to people or organizations on:
- Civil and human rights
- Identifying responsibilities to bridge cultural and other differences
Fourth Wednesday, 7 pm
- 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 HRC created the Caring Youth Award to honor Shoreview's outstanding young volunteers. Nominees help make Shoreview a community where all people are welcomed, valued, and respected.
- Live in or volunteer in Shoreview
- Be in grades 9 through 12
- Meet the criteria in one or more of the following categories.
- Anti-Bullying Efforts
- Arts & Creativity
- Community Involvement
- Cultural Awareness
Applications are due by September 20, 2019. Click here for more information.
The HRC can have up to three student representatives. Students must:
- Be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior
- Attend Mounds View High School, Irondale High School, or be a Shoreview resident
If interested, please fill out an online application.
These organizations can help with bias/hate crimes.
- Ramsey County Sheriff's Department - 651.484.3366
- Minnesota Department of Human Rights - 651.296.5663
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - 612.335.4040
- Ramsey County Attorney's Office Victim Witness Services Division - 651.266.3222
- Ramsey County Bar Association - 651.224.1775
- Dispute Resolution Center - 651.292.7791
- Northwest Youth and Family Services - 651.486.3808
- First Call for Help - 211
- Mounds View School District - 651.639.6003
- Roseville School District - 651.635.1600
- St. Paul Area Council of Churches - 651.646.8805
- Children Who Care, Educating Your Child About Human Rights
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