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Richfield Human Rights Commission Gives its Annual Report to City Council

The Richfield City Council hears the human rights commission's report of projects and progress.

The Richfield Human Rights Commission had its annual meeting with the Richfield City Council Tuesday night to update members and the community on its projects and accomplishments.

Richfield Patch has been working to cover many of the commission’s projects and achievements, but if you’ve missed anything, here is a list of the commission’s works thus far in 2011:

  • The commission increased its membership from four to eight members.
  • It worked with the city to pass the and amend city worker’s benefit options to support domestic partners.
  • Held its first book club in March 2011 which focused on . In addition, its is scheduled for June 20 and focuses on the immigrant experience and the needs of new Americans.
  • The commission participated in the celebration and the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Campaign kick-off.
  • Selected as the recipient of the Gene and Mary Jacobsen Outstanding Citizen Award.
  • The commission was also selected to receive a grant from the New Americans Healthy Together program to in Richfield.
  • The commission also connected with and Amy Dusek with the Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP).

Ahlquist will be presented her award at the June 28 city council meeting.

Molly Darsow June 20, 2011 at 02:14 PM
Thanks for sharing our report with the community! We would like to invite all residents to join us at the event tonight: a community conversation regarding the immigrant experience and the needs of new Americans in our community. Woodlake Nature Center 6:30pm. You do not need to have read the book to participate.

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