Equity and Engagement Division

We work to advance equity by engaging with City partners and local communities.

What we do

We help prevent discriminatory practices in the City of Minneapolis. We use an equity framework for our work.


  • Reverse racial disparity trends
  • Eliminate institutional racism
  • Ensure that outcomes are not predictable by race


We lead and provide support to internal and Citywide efforts to develop:

  • Policies
  • Practices
  • Strategic investments
Civil Rights engagement team at an outreach event


People sitting at Urban Scholars event table


We engage with City partners and local communities to:

  • Take part in events
  • Educate and raise awareness about inequities
  • Support equity programs including Urban Scholars

Read about Urban Scholars

Contact us

Civil Rights Equity Division

Sherlonda Clarke



City Hall
350 Fifth St. S., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415 

Office hours

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday