• Sypmosium Kickoff Event

    This poverty simulation is designed to help participants understand what a typical low-income family goes through trying to survive month-to-month. Experience the challenges that families with limited resources face daily. Sign up today!

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  • Keynote Speaker is Richie Reseda

    From The Feminist on Cellblock Y, keynote speaker Richie Reseda will lead sessions on how to get involved in grassroots legislative efforts and create change with social impact media. Register now at www.bit.ly/progressDSM

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  • Speaker, Mike Draper from The Greatest Store in the Universe

    From The Greatest Store in the Universe, Mike Draper will talk about how he turned his passion into action with his entrepreneurial venture, RAYGUN. Register now at www.bit.ly/progressDSM

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  • Community Centered Dialogue

    This ongoing, community-centered dialogue and strategy series is designed to involve city and state government, business leaders, service providers, and at-large community members in collaborative, step-by-step solutions that are essential to a thriving city.

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  • File a Complaint

    As an impartial investigative agency, the commission determines through investigation, if a person was treated unfairly in violation of the City Code. This includes intake, filing, mediation, investigation, conciliation, and litigation.

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  • Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Symposium

    The 33rd Annual Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Symposium is March 20, 2019! Register now for a day packed with interactive workshops to address economic, social, political, and judicial progress.

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Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission Belief Statement


We believe in equality with respect and justice for all.  


Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Vision Statement


The Des Moines Human Rights Commission is recognized for its excellence in education, advocacy, community engagement and investigations of civil rights violations creating a city which is a beacon of human rights and equality for all, with a culture of inclusiveness, respect and peace.
 

Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission Mission Statement


To advance justice, promote equality and ensure the protection of human rights for all people in Des Moines through investigation, education, advocacy and community engagement.


Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Department Staff


Click here to meet our staff.

 
Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission Strategic Plan

 
Click here to view our strategic plan.


Des Moines Civil and Human Rights 2017 Annual Report

 
Click here to view our annual report.

 


Residents Outside Des Moines


If you are a resident who resides outside of the City of Des Moines please click the following link to see a list of all Iowa Local Commissions.


If there is not a Local Commission located in your area, then please click the following link for the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.