Michigan Department of Civil Rights Issues Statement on Wayne County's Welcoming Declaration

Contact: Jacki Miller 313-456-4694
Agency: Civil Rights

For Immediate Release: February 9, 2018

Lansing - Today, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights issued this statement:

“Michigan has long been considered a welcoming state and a great place to live. We commend the Wayne County Commission and County Executive Warren Evans on reaffirming their commitment to diversity, inclusion and tolerance through passage of a resolution declaring Wayne County a Welcoming County,” stated Agustin Arbulu, Executive Director, Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

“Our Department has wholeheartedly supported diversity and inclusion for more than 50 years and continues to do so. Wayne County joins 20 other cities and counties in Michigan in formally committing to fostering and creating a climate that welcomes and embraces people from all over the world. We trust other communities will adopt similar resolutions.”

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is charged with investigating and resolving discrimination complaints and works to prevent discrimination through educational programs that promote voluntary compliance with civil rights laws. The Department also provides information and services to businesses on diversity initiatives and equal employment law. For more information on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, go to www.michigan.gov/mdcr.


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