Department of Civil Rights
Velma J. Korbel, Director
350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month originated with Congress. In June of 1978, Rep. Horton introduced a joint house Resolution which proposed that the President should “proclaim a week, which is to include the seventh and tenth of the month, during the first ten days in May of 1979 as ‘Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week.’" This joint resolution was passed by the House and then the Senate and was signed by President Jimmy Carter on October 5, 1978 to become law.
Over the next decade, presidents passed annual proclamations for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week until 1990 when Congress expanded the observance to a month for 1990. In 1992 Congress designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad. A majority of the workers who laid the tracks for the transcontinental railroad were Chinese immigrants.
The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights looks forward to celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month with our community partners. Information regarding local events/celebrations and links to resources related to Asian-Pacific Heritage are found here.
PCOC POLICY AND PROCEDURE COMMITTEE
o Jennifer Singleton (Chair)
o Amran Farah
o Afsheen Foroozan
Duties and Responsibilities
o Accept assignments from the Commission to consider areas of concern in the Minneapolis Police Department’s policies and procedures identified at regular Commission meetings, including but not limited to areas of concern the Commission identifies when discussing the monthly case summaries.
o Liaison with staff of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department to identify any Department resources available to assist in the subcommittee’s work.
o The Policy and Procedure Committee is intended to supplement, but not replace, the general authority of the Commission to carry out a program of improving Minneapolis Police Department policies and procedures. The Policy and Procedure Committee will facilitate the coordination of research and study, and will aid the Commission in identifying areas of further study that the Commission may overlook.
o The committee will also request and recommend ad-hoc committees to pursue courses of research and study as needed.
The Policy and Procedure Committee meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in room 241 of Minneapolis City Hall, 350 S. 5th St, Minneapolis MN 55415.
The Policy and Procedure Committee maintains a tracking spreadsheet of issues under consideration. The sheet tracks the issue, sub-issues, and case summaries that highlight the issue. View Google Spreadsheet.
o PCOC Body Camera DC Memo
o Request Information Letter- Stop Frisk 2014/08/27
o Request Information Letter - Body Cameras 2014/08/24
Last updated Jun 1, 2016