Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission
Meetings: Generally the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. with several exceptions. Visit the calendar on the city's homepage for meeting dates.
The Roseville Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on matters of human rights, inclusion and engagement. The commission has nine members and two youth members. The scope, duties and functions of the commission are to:
Racial Equity and Inclusion
To learn more about the City of Roseville's ongoing work on Racial Equity and Inclusion visit the city's Racial Equity and Inclusion webpage.
- Evaluate – The commission shall review and evaluate on an ongoing basis the City’s outreach efforts, policies, activities and engagement opportunities to ensure the best and the most equitable practices are being used to engage residents and businesses with the work of the City.
- Advise – The commission shall advise the city council on strategies to improve outreach and communication and increase engagement, equity and inclusiveness in the City’s efforts to foster a sense of community with residents and businesses.
- Engage – the commission may engage residents and businesses through city council-approved programs, events and projects that support the commission’s purpose.
Ending Violence towards the Asian Community
In May of 2021, Roseville Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission Vice Chair Grace Lee moderated the NineNorth Compass Series: Ending violence towards the Asian Community. The program brought awareness to the substantial increase in hate crimes against members of the Asian community, how this violence is greatly undermining the sense of security among Asian-Americans, and what can be done about it. Lee was joined in the discussion by panelists Huyen-Vy Nguyen, Rose Chu, and Ku Gay Nahpay.
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- Beverly Yiling Xie
- Thomas Brooks, Equity and Inclusion Manager
Agendas & Minutes
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In April 2017, the City Council combined the Human Rights Commission and the Community Engagement Commission. Agendas, Meeting Packets and Minutes of those commissions are available at:
The Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., barring conflicts with holidays.
Most meetings are shown live on Roseville Cable Channel 16. You can also view webstreamed meetings:
Victims of Discrimination or Human Rights Violation: Filing a Human Rights Complaint
Your human rights are important to protect and defend! If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination or a human rights violation, you are encouraged to contact the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. You can either call their office, visit the office in person, or fill out the form online. If you need any assistance connecting with these resources, you may contact Equity and Inclusion Manager Thomas Brooks at 651-792-7029.
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Toll Free: 800-657-3704
While the Roseville Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission does not itself investigate or resolve individual claims of discrimination or human rights violations, the Commission provides leadership in the community in prevention of bias and hate crimes through education, collaborative community action and policy and program advice to the City Council.
Do not hesitate to contact Equity and Inclusion Manager Thomas Brooks, or use the online form to contact the members of the commission. The online form may also be used to suggest issues and topics related to human rights, inclusion, or community engagement for the commission to research and recommend programs or policies to the City Council.
Roseville Speaks Out - Students Express Yourself
The Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission is sponsoring its annual competition for middle and high school students, including home schooled students, who live in or attend school in the Roseville area. The contest is designed to promote understanding of the principles of justice, equality and mutual respect among middle school students in the Roseville area.
The year 2020 has been a one of upheaval and unrest: the death of George Floyd (and other people of color), protests against police brutality, calls for reform, calls for basic human rights, the rise of the Black Lives Matter, and COVID-19. These events have had profound effects on our community and on our lives.
The Roseville Human Rights, Inclusion and Engagement Commission invites students to create something that addresses one or more of the issues, expresses why it is important to them and tells how it has changed them.