• 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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  • 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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About Us
Des Moines Civil and Human Rights
Des Moines Civil and Human Rights

The Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission addresses illegal discrimination that occurs in the City of Des Moines in the areas of employment, housing, municipal practices and public accommodations.

Filing a Complaint
Complaint Process
Complaint Process

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.

Education
Education and Training
Education and Training

The Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission provides training regarding discrimination law and issues in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodation. Presentations are available for a wide variety of age groups.