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Feb 08th

Minneapolis Urban League partners with Minneapolis Civil Rights

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Recognizing the vital role advocacy plays in addressing issues of parity, which is the thrust of its mission, last week launched ed a news partnership with the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department's (MDCR) Complaint Investigations Unit (CIU) ( This partnership will increase access to the complaint process, as well as educate community members about their rights under the Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance.   "This is a good sign; to see the Civil Rights Office becoming more accessible to the community by locating a satellite office at both our North and Southside hubs," said President/CEO Scott Gray.  Services such as intake interviews, trainings and presentations will also be provided to all communities interested in learning about civil rights laws and discrimination in multiple areas.

According to Ron Brandon, Coordinator of the Complaint Investigations Unit, "This is a continuation and an expansion of similar collaborations that we have had with other community organizations. It helps us and it helps them in aiding their constituencies in pursuing their civil rights protections."

Effective immediately, a MDCR Complaint Investigator will conduct walk-in intakes for all allegations of discrimination the second Wednesday of every month at the MUL's Glover Sudduth Center, located at 2100 Plymouth Avenue in North Minneapolis, and the third Wednesday of every month at MUL's Sharon Sayles Belton Center, located at 411 E. 38th Street in South Minneapolis.  Intake hours are 9 am to 4 pm.

To speak to a Complaint Investigator about discrimination contact:  Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights Complaint Investigations Unit at (612) 673-3012.
Regular MDCR intake hours are every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am-3:30 pm (or by appointment if you cannot come during these times) at the downtown office, temporarily located at: Public Service Center 250 South 4th Street Suite B-15 Minneapolis MN 55415.

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