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Human Rights Commission

Staff Liaison
Tim Fournier, Chief
New Hope Police Department
4401 Xylon Avenue North
Phone: 763-531-5141
Fax: 763-531-5136

First Monday of each month
7 p.m.
New Hope City Hall
Parks and recreation conference room

Overview and Function


Agendas and Minutes

2013 Human Rights Essay Contest Winners

The New Hope City Council recognized the winners of the 2013 New Hope Human Rights Essay Contest at its May 13 meeting. More than 200 8th grade students from Plymouth Middle School wrote essays on the theme “As a member in your community, what responsibility do you have to protect human rights in your community? How can you make a change in your community?” The students explained their viewpoint by referencing the Bill of Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and/or the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

The essays where reviewed by members of the Human Rights Commission, assisted by council members and Police Department staff. The winners of the contest were Joey Tábora, first place; Allyson Spartz, second place; and Kelsi Rippberger, third place. Sollie Mandel, Jeffrey Onwualu and Greta Peavey received honorable mentions for their essays. All of the winners received a certificate from the New Hope Human Rights Commission, and the first through third place winners read their essays for the City Council. Joey Tábora’s essay was forwarded to the League of Minnesota Human Rights Commission for entry in the statewide contest.   

Read the first and second place winning essays

More Information

Click on the link below to download a brochure about the New Hope Human Rights Commission