Human Relations


Compassionate Sioux Falls

In 2008, Karen Armstrong won the TED Talk prize and made a wish for creating, launching and generating a Charter for Compassion. The Charter project began building partnerships with individuals and organizations around the world “to bring compassion to life.” Individuals, organizations, towns and cities can sign and affirm the Charter as a statement of support and action to foster compassion around the world.

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2015 Award

2015 Humanitarian Award

The Sioux Falls Human Relations Commission is pleased to announce the recipients for this year's Humanitarian Award are: DocuTAP/Business; SALSA/Organization; Dr. Julie Ashworth/Individual

2015 Award Recipients


The Sioux Falls Disability Awareness Commission with the Sioux Falls Business Resource Network and Special Olympics South Dakota are supporting the campaign to Spread the Word to End the Word. For more information on how you can support this campaign visit, email to, or call the Disability Awareness Commission at 367-8745

Respect: the new R-word
Disability Friendly

Disability Friendly

Disability Friendly Business Sticker Program

The Disability Awareness Commission has partnered with the Sioux Falls Business Resource Network to recognize local businesses that hire individuals with disabilities.  If you want to nominate a business who currently employs an individual(s) with a disability go to our nomination form.

Disability Friendly Sticker
Nomination Form for Disability Friendly Program

ArtAbility 2016

The Mayor’s Disability Awareness Commission (DAC) is hosting an exhibit for local artists with disabilities to show their work during March and April 2016 at the Museum of Visual Materials (MoVM) in Sioux Falls.

6th Annual Artability

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2016 ArtAbility Call for Art

The Sioux Falls Mayor’s Disability Awareness Commission (DAC) announces the 2016 ArtAbility call for art, an art exhibit that the DAC hosts for local artists with …

Posted 01/21/2016 in Human Relations

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It is the goal of the Sioux Falls Human Relations Commission to promote understanding and acceptance of diversity and strive to ensure an environment free from discrimination.

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