Michigan Civil Rights Commission to Hold Virtual Meeting Aug. 24 to Deliberate and Vote on Next Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights

Contact: Jeannette Johnson johnsonj106@michigan.gov

Aug. 20, 2020

 

Lansing, MI—The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will hold a virtual special meeting on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 at 5 pm to deliberate and select the Executive Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. On Wednesday, Aug. 19, the Commission met in special session and interviewed seven individuals for the position.

The meeting will be held virtually on the Zoom platform. To join the meeting via Zoom, go to https://zoom.us/j/96275104170. Individuals may also attend by phone.

  • To join by phone, dial one of these numbers: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128.
  • The Webinar ID is 962 7510 4170.

Individuals who wish to address the Commission during the public comment period must join the meeting via Zoom (by internet or by phone).

The meeting will also be live streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/midcr and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/lnFl_jcOtKA.

Find the meeting agenda below.

During the meeting, members of the news media should direct questions to Jeannette Johnson by email at johnsonj106@michigan.gov or by text at 616-648-4476.

ASL interpreters and closed captioning will be provided. Those who require other assistance for effective participation may request an accommodation by calling 800-482-3604 or by e-mail to MDCR-INFO@michigan.gov. Requests cannot be guaranteed but efforts will be made to provide the accommodation requested.

August 24 Meeting Agenda:

  1. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL – Chair Stacie Clayton
  2. HOUSEKEEPING RULES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
  3. APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA
  4. APPROVAL OF AUGUST 19, 2020 SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
  5. PUBLIC COMMENT
  6. DELIBERATIONS AND VOTE FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  7. EDUCATION REPORT UPDATE
  8. COMMISSIONER COMMENT
  9. ADJOURNMENT

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission was created by the Michigan Constitution to safeguard constitutional and legal guarantees against discrimination. The Commission is charged with investigating alleged discrimination against any person because of religion, race, color or national origin, genetic information, sex, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, and physical and mental disability. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights serves as the operational arm of the Commission.

 

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