The purpose of this commission is to secure for all citizens equal opportunity in:
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
We also work to secure full participation in the affairs of this community by assisting the Minnesota Department of Human Rights in implementing the Minnesota Human Rights Act and by advising the City on long-range programs to improve human relations in the City.
New Ulm Human Rights Commission Statement on Racial and Social Justice in the United States
We stand in solidarity with all people seeking social justice. Racism, systemic violence, and the dehumanizing forces of oppression, powerlessness, and white supremacy have eroded the very fabric of humanity which ideally binds our society together.
We are at a historic moment in the pursuit of justice, fairness, and equity for all people and we must seize this moment and work even harder towards change across all institutions. Being silent is not an option and we strive to actively add our voices to this ongoing plea for change.
The New Ulm Human Rights Commission is built on enduring values which promote human dignity and respect for all individuals regardless of race, religion, disability, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Our hope and our work as a City of New Ulm Commission is to do everything in our power to elevate the concerns and voices of those who for so long have been silenced, oppressed, and ignored.
As the New Ulm Human Rights Commission, we believe this statement supporting social justice aligns with our mission to cultivate a just and inclusive community where diversity is valued, and human rights are respected.