04/19/2018 Department of Civil Rights Statement on the Passing of Vel Phillips
The Madison Department of Civil Rights mourns the loss of Vel Phillips, civil rights icon and Wisconsin’s first African American Secretary of State.
03/29/2018 Madison and Dane County Honor Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th Anniversary of His Death
“The City of Madison and Dane County will be commemorating and honoring the life of Reverend Dr.
01/31/2018 City of Madison Seeking Applications for AASPIRE Internship Program
The Madison Department of Civil Rights Affirmative Action Division, in concert with City Managers, sponsors paid internships to attract members of Affirmative Action target groups who are engaged in college-level
10/25/2017 Department of Civil Rights and Madison Parks Open the City’s First Barrier-Free Playground
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Brittingham Park 829 West Washington Ave Madison
07/18/2017 Madison’s Disability Pride Festival to Feature New Handicap Accessible Ramp
This month’s Disability Pride Festival in Madison will feature a new 25-foot ramp, as the result of a partnership between Mobility 101, Disability Pride Madison and three City agencies.
07/17/2017 City of Madison Department of Civil Rights Receives Fair Housing Award From the Wisconsin Fair Housing Network
The City of Madison Department of Civil Rights has been chosen to receive this year’s Fair Housing Award from the Wisconsin Fair Housing Network for their work to eliminate discrimination for residents within the city of M
05/24/2017 Seeking Tolerance and Justice Over Hate
It's not possible to count the number of people in Madison who are affected daily by hate, bigotry or discrimination.
05/02/2017 Nominations Sought for Reverend James C. Wright Human Rights Award
The Department of Civil Rights - Equal Opportunities Division is seeking nominations for the Twentieth Annual Reverend James C. Wright Human Rights Award.
03/01/2017 Madison Common Council Approves Pay Hikes for Employees with Disabilities
Madison Common Council members approved an ordinance change at their meeting February 28, ending the payment of subminimum wage to employees with disabilities.
02/24/2017 City of Madison Department of Civil Rights Hires New Affirmative Action Division Manager
City of Madison Department of Civil Rights (DCR) Director Norman Davis announced today that Felicia Jones has joined the Department of Civil Rights as Affirmative Action Division Manager.
01/26/2017 Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin Regarding Trump Administration
The City of Madison will not waver in its efforts to protect the rights of everyone within our jurisdiction, regardless of status, while maintaining the core values of the Madison Police Department.
12/20/2016 Nominations Sought for the 31st Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award
Madison – Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Dane County Executive Joe Parisi seek nominations for the annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award.