Human Rights Commission Essay Contest

2024 WINONA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ESSAY CONTEST

Entry Deadline is Thursday, January 25, 2023

 

Minnesota Statutes Chapter 363A, titled the Minnesota Human Rights Act, states: “It is the public policy of this state to secure for persons in this state, freedom from discrimination:

  1. in employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, familial status, and age;
  2. in housing and real property because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, and familial status;
  3. in public accommodations because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, and disability;
  4. in public services because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, and status with regard to public assistance; and
  5. in education because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, and age.”

Essay Topic:

Immigration

  • What rights should a country have to protect or control its borders?  Do you believe the United States should revise its current immigration policy, and if so, how?

2024 Human Rights Commission Essay Entry Form

Contest Rules: 

  1. All 9th through 12th grade students are eligible to participate by submitting one original entry.
  2. Essays may be from 1 – 3 pages in length, double-spaced.
  3. Scoring Rubric: essays will be rated on the following criteria:
    • Stayed on topic/answered the question
    • Used logical arguments to support their position
    • Demonstrated a depth of understanding about the topic
    • Provided original or creative ideas and solutions
  4. Complete and attach the official entry form as the last page of the essay.
  5. Entry Deadline is Thursday, January 25, 2024.

 Submit Essays To:

US Mail:  Winona Human Rights Commission, PO Box 378, Winona, MN 55987   OR  Email:  cityclerk@ci.winona.mn.us

 *If sending electronically, accepted formats are Word (.doc, .docx) or .pdf

2024 Human Rights Commission Essay Entry Form