Coffee with Commissioners: Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Thursday, November 07, 08:30 AM - Thursday, November 07, 2019, 10:00 AM
Thursday, November 07, 2019, 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Humphrey School of Public Affairs Cowles Auditorium
301 19th Ave. S.
Fee: Free

Please join us for a conversation with Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) Commissioner Rebecca Lucero. Commissioner Lucero will provide an update on the work and direction of MDHR and answer your questions about human rights issues and more.

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights is Minnesota’s state agency that enforces the Human Rights Act. MDHR’s core objectives include:

  • Investigating claims of discrimination
  • Ensuring workforce opportunities in state contracts
  • Educating the broad community about policies that have disparate impact upon other individuals

Learn more about Minnesota Department of Human Rights on the MDHR website.


8:30 - 9 a.m.: Registration and refreshments 
9 - 10 a.m.: Program, including time for audience questions


About Commissioner Rebecca Lucero

Rebecca LuceroRebecca Lucero was appointed Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights on January 3, 2019 by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz.  

Rebecca, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has extensive policy, legal, and nonprofit leadership experience, including her work as public policy director at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, and as senior community representative for then Representative Keith Ellison. Rebecca is a licensed attorney. As an attorney, she has worked as an administrative law judge for the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, at the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, and in private practice as a plaintiff-side employment lawyer.

Rebecca earned her bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College, and her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, with a focus in employment law.

Event Details

Parking: There are two parking ramps close to Humphrey. The 19th Avenue Parking Ramp (300 19th Avenue South) is located across the street from Humphrey School. The 21st Avenue Parking Ramp (400 21st Avenue South) is one block away. Parking costs between $6-$7 depending on time in ramp. There are also nearby surface lots and metered parking available nearby. Please allow yourself extra time to find parking.

Refreshments: Coffee, tea, and refreshments will be provided.

Transit: The Humphrey School is steps from the West Bank Light Rail station on Metro Transit Green Line. There are University Campus Buses that circulate around the University. Metro Transit has a number of bus lines that stop on the West Bank including: 2, 3, 7, and 22.

If you have any questions or would like to request special accommodations, please contact MCN's policy advocate via email or phone at 651-757-3072.

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