Human Rights Commission

The Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission protects Human Rights and promotes Diversity and Equity for

Commission Information

The Human Rights Commission consists of eleven members, each serving a three-year term. The Commission takes appointments into consideration on various racial, religious, economic, cultural, sex, age, physical disability, and social groups in the city.

The Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission protects Human Rights and promotes Diversity and Equity for ALL through Advocacy, Education and Outreach. 

Filing a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission

To file a discrimination complaint, you can download a complaint form or call 800-457-4416. The Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission is also available to help you with the complaint form, email:

Public Records


The Human Rights Commission meets the second Monday of each month at 6:00 pm at City Hall, 220 Clay Street, Cedar Falls Iowa 50613.




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Upcoming Events

The Cedar Valley Antiracist Coalition will host a meeting with a light dinner featuring guests from the Cedar Valley's Black Leadership Advancement Coalition (24/7 Blac). The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. on September 12 at Cedar Heights Presbyterian Church, 2015 Rainbow Drive, Cedar Falls. An RSVP to will be appreciated for meal planning purposes.
On September 10, 2022, Ayanna Gregory presents her one woman show "Daughter of the Struggle" at Waterloo East High School. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. and explores Ayanna's history as a daughter of Civil Rights activist, Dick Gregory. The show takes audiences on an intimate journey through the personal sacrifices of the Gregory family and the families of other freedom fighters.
On September 13, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. a showing of "They Were Champions All” will be screened in the Cedar Falls Public Library Meeting Room. The film shares the story of the Brownies, a distinctive baseball team of superior players of color formed in 1901 by local white businessmen in Algona, Iowa. The film explores the ramifications of a winning Black team existing in a small white town during an era of legalized racial oppression and violence. The documentary recounts the championships won by the team, as white owners built a prosperous baseball organization. However, the story of the Brownies goes beyond just the game of baseball. It serves as a parable of what can be accomplished when talented people from diverse cultures join together and spotlights the triumphs and shortcomings of sport amidst the role of race in society. There will be a discussion following the screening of the film.