Human Rights Commission
410 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
To contact the entire Commission, email HumanRightsCommission@iowa-city.org. All correspondence addressed to the Human Rights Commission becomes a permanent public record that appears in the Commission packet, is archived by the City and will be distributed in the next meeting packet. The sender must include their full name. Unsigned correspondence will not be forwarded to the Board.
The Commission holds monthly meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Special meetings are held as needed. The meetings are open to the public.
You can participate in the meeting and can comment on an agenda item by visiting this link via the internet to visit the Zoom meeting’s registration page and submit the required information.
Once approved, you will receive an email message with a link to join the meeting. If you are asked for a meeting or webinar ID, enter the ID number found in the email. A meeting password may also be included in the email. Enter the password when prompted.
If you have no computer or smartphone, or a computer without a microphone, you can call in by phone by dialing (312) 626-6799 and entering the meeting ID 954 0788 3930 when prompted. Providing comment in person is not an option.
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Term: 01/01/19 - 12/31/21, Adil Adams
Term: 01/01/19 - 12/31/21, Jessica Andino - Vice Chair
Term: 01/01/19 - 12/31/21, Noemi Ford
Term: 01/01/20 - 12/31/22, Jason Glass
Term: 01/01/20 - 12/31/22, Ashley Lindley
Term: 01/01/20 - 12/31/22, Mark Pries
Term: 01/01/21 - 12/31/23, Roger Lusala
Term: 01/01/21 - 12/31/23, Bijou Maliabo
Term: 01/01/21- 12/31/23, Maria Bruno
Number of members
Duties of the Commission include:
- Disseminating information to educate the public on illegal discrimination and civil rights, such as organizing and facilitating educational public forums that address one or more of the broad range of topics included within the rubric of human rights
- Making recommendations to the City Council for such further legislation concerning discrimination as it may deem necessary and desirable
- Cooperating within the limits of any appropriations made for its operation with other agencies or organizations both public and private whose purposes are not inconsistent with those of Title 2 of the City Code (Human Rights Ordinance)
- Planning programs and activities designed to eliminate racial, religious, cultural and other intergroup tensions including but not limited to sex, color, creed, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age and national origin.