2020 Equity Report
2019 Equity Report
FY17 Annual Report
FY16 Annual Report
FY15 Annual Report 
FY14 Annual Report
Intercultural Competency Initiative Five Year Report
History of Iowa Civil Rights
ADA 20th Anniversary - an activity report prepared by the Dubuque Human Rights Commission

History of Partnerships

Each of the following info graphs provides a brief overview of community partnerships around a particular issue in the community, nearly all of which relied or continue to rely on the efforts of volunteers to accomplish.

Community-based Diversity & Inclusion Efforts
Multicultural Family Center Development
Improving Access for People with Disabilities
Towards Economic Opportunity
Moving from Compliance to Commitment

Intercultural and Multicultural Resources

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
Here are examples of a few local efforts


 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

"Planning for Stronger Local Democracy" form the National League of Cities: Center for Research and Innovation, authors Matt Leighninger, Executive Director of Deliberative Democracy Consortium & Bonnie C. Mann from the National League of Cities.
"Connected Communities: Local Governments as a Partner in Citizen Engagement and Community Building," by the Alliance for Innovation.

Legal Resources

Iowa Guide to Changing Legal Identity Documents

When to Contact Your Human Rights Office
Cuando Contactar la Oficina de Derechos Humanos
Complaint Process: Complainant
Complaint Process: Respondent
Employment Eligibility for Marshallese Citizens 

Employment and Disabilities - fact sheet on rules that apply in employment related to disabilities
Employment and Harassment - fact sheet to learn what to do if you are harassed at work
Employment and Pregnancy - fact sheet for information on pregnancy discrimination
Tips for Employers - helpful tips for employers
Employment Discrimination: The Facts
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Fair Housing Fact Sheet - sheet your fair housing rights
Información Básica de Vivienda Justa - leya esta hoja para aprender sobre sus derechos de vivienda justa
Housing and Advertising - fact sheet about fair housing advertising rules
Housing and Disabilities - fact sheet about special fair housing rules applying to disabilities
Housing and the Elderly - fact sheet about special fair housing rules that apply to housing for seniors
Housing and Family Status - fact sheet about fair housing for families with children
Housing and Harassment - fact sheet about fair housing rules prohibiting harassment
Housing Provider Responsibilities - helpful tips for housing providers
Tenant Responsibilities - helpful tips for tenants
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Public Accommodations and Disabilities - fact sheet about accessibility requirements for places that offer goods and services to the public