Develop Skills

The Office of Equity & Human Rights offers learning and development opportunities to workplaces, community groups, and individuals in the city of Dubuque. If you have interest in hosting a training or informational session for a group, contact us at 563.589.4190 or by email.

Intercultural Competency

Intercultural competency training and informational sessions are offered by The Office of Equity & Human Rights. Programs are designed to raise awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion, foster improved understanding, and provide tools that can be used to build skills to navigate differences.

Basic Civil Rights Law

Training and informational sessions on the basics of civil rights law (housing, employment, education, credit, or public accommodations) are offered by The Office of Equity & Human Rights. Programs are designed to identify discrimination, gain knowledge of protected rights, and provide resources on how to file a complaint if you or someone you know has been discriminated against.

Individuals interested are also encouraged to contact The Office of Equity & Human Rights to inquire about training and sessions open to community.


Review this list of books available through Carnegie-Stout Public Library, including the Encyclopedia of Multicultural America.

For those of you who prefer a less academic approach to beginning to understand the importance of diversity and culture in our lives, here are a few suggestions:

  • "Rose Hill: An Intermarriage before It's Time" by Carlos Cortes
  • "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates," by Wes Moore
  • "The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother," by James McBride
  • "U and Me: Communicating in Moments that Matter" by John Stewart
  • "When the Spirit Catches you and you Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures," by Anne Fadiman


 Proudly Accessible Dubuque - a video with our partner, Proudly Accessible Dubuque, on efforts to improve accessibility in places of business.

People We All Know - a report on sexual orientation prepared by the Dubuque Human Rights Commission.

Engagement Resources