Human Rights

It is our pleasure to provide you with insight into the city's efforts to address alleged discrimination issues facing our community. On our website, you will find a number of proven programs, activities, and practical applications that have worked to increase the awareness of Waterloo citizens. Many efforts have been made to recognize our emerging diversity as a positive community asset. Please feel free to call us with any suggestions, questions, or ideas that could help improve the quality of life for all Waterloo citizens.

Please visit the Do You Know Your Rights? website to learn more about your civil rights.


Current Events


International Human Rights Day Celebration

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Waterloo Center for the Arts
Schoitz Rooms I and II
4:00 p.m.

Open to the Public


Keynote Presenter

Dr. Kenneth R. Adderley

Other Dignitaries Invited

State Representative Deborah Berry
State Senator Bill Dotzler
Other Elected Officials, Directors, University and College Luminaries
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50701
For inquiries call: (319) 291-4441


To Be Free At Last

A Human Rights Movement to end mass incarceration in the United States

We are asking all of community to join us in building a bold new movement to dismantle our nation's latest system of racial and social control and replace it with a broad-based commitment to basic human rights, compassion, and justice for all.

Join us, as we inspire a great awakening, bringing together and supporting all those who are committed to movement building, not just tinkering with the system as is. Join us, as we build a bold, courageous movement that will end not just mass incarceration, but forge a new moral consensus about how we, as a nation, ought to respond to poor people of color in the United States and embrace all of humanity.

Learn more at www.ToBeFreeAtLast.net

Contact Information
Waterloo Human Rights Commission
620 Mulberry Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone:(319) 291-4441
Fax: (319) 291-4295
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm