Human Rights Commission

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Human Rights Commission
410 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

To contact the entire Commission, email All correspondence addressed to the Human Rights Commission becomes a permanent public record.

Public Meeting

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.

Strategic Plan


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Watch Previous Meetings

Beginning April 29, 2021, City Channel 4 began providing video of Airport Commission meetings. You can watch or listen to previous meetings on City Channel 4's website. Video and audio will be uploaded within two business days of the scheduled meeting.

Sponsorship Request Form

The Iowa City Human Rights Commission is allocated $2000 annually to provide financial assistance to community events designed to eliminate racial, religious, cultural, or other intergroup tensions, including but not limited to, sex, color, creed, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or national origin. The request form can be found on our website. 


Duties of the Commission include:

  1. 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
  2. Making recommendations to the City Council for such further legislation concerning discrimination as it may deem necessary and desirable
  3. 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)
  4. 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.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement of the Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation and the Human Rights Commission

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