Public Meeting Notice - May 24, 2021 Civil Rights Commission Meeting

Monday, May 24, 2021 at 5 P.M.

The public meeting will be held virtually.

Pursuant to the Michigan Open Meetings Act, as amended, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission will meet virtually using videoconferencing on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 5 P.M.  

The Commission meeting may be viewed in the following manner:

Via Zoom: To participate online via Zoom, click this link below to join the webinar: 

Attendee Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87433876364?pwd=d0t2LzZvbFVwdnVtWmJsZTYvUEJ1UT09

Passcode: 491462

To join by phone: 888-808-6929

US Toll-free Conference code: 108652

Public Comment: To participate at the time of Public Comment, please raise your hand within the Zoom application.

  1. Telephone participants: Raise your hand by pressing #2
  2. Web participants: Raise your hand by clicking raise hand in the application or pressing
    1. Windows computer = [ALT] + [Y]
    2. Apple computers = [OPTION] + [Y]

To be consistent with how Public Comment is handled for in-person meetings:

  • All time limits set by the meeting Chair will still be enforced.
  • After the Chair ends submission of public comments, members of the public will not be able to speak at the meeting.
  • All interested persons are invited to be present and be heard as to their views.

Livestreaming:

Note on Public Comment: People viewing the meeting on Facebook or YouTube will not have the ability to take part in Public Comment period. If you wish to make a public comment, please join the meeting via Zoom or by telephone.

During the meeting, members of the news media only should direct questions to Vicki Levengood by email at levengoodv@michigan.gov or by phone/text at 517-775-0558.

Those who need mobility, visual, hearing, foreign language, written and/or other assistance for effective participation may request an accommodation by calling 800-482-3604 or e-mail at MDCR-INFO@michigan.gov at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting. Requests received after that date cannot be guaranteed, but efforts will be made to provide the accommodation requested.  ASL Interpreters have been secured for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, and the meeting will be captioned.
 

MICHIGAN CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION MEETING

Monday, May 24, 2021, 5:00 P.M.

Virtual Meeting:  Zoom, YouTube and Facebook Livestream

REVISED AGENDA  

I.          CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL - Chair Stacie Clayton      

II.         APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA

III.        OPENING MATTERS

A.  Welcome - Chair Clayton

B. Public Comment Protocol - Deputy Director Engelman

IV.        ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA

The following items from the agenda have been identified as those that may not require Commission discussion prior to being adopted or received.  Items may be removed from the consent agenda on the request of any Commission member. Items not removed will then be moved for adoption by general consent without debate. 

CONSENT AGENDA

(VIII. DIVISION REPORTS)

1 *Public Affairs / Budget Report, Mary Engelman

2 *Legislative Affairs Report, John E. Johnson

3 *Enforcement Division Report, Lori Vinson

4 *Office of Legal Affairs Report, Marcelina Trevino

5 *ADA Compliance Report, Kim Woolridge

6 *Racial Equity Report, Alfredo Hernandez

7 *Business and Community Affairs Report, Anthony Lewis

   *Community Engagement Unit Report, Mark Bishop

8 *Division on Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing Report, Annie Urasky

9 *Reconsideration Report, David Stringer

V.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

â–ˇ Meeting Minutes from March 22, 2021

VI.        A.  GUEST PRESENTATIONS - Economic Equity for Minority & Women-Owned Businesses
                  Michelle Sourie-Robinson
, Pres. & CEO, Michigan Minority Supplier & Diversity Council
                  Guillermo Cisneros, Exec. Director, The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
                  Dr. Ken Harris, President & CEO National Business League, Inc.
                  Kimberly Rustem, Director, Detroit Civil Rights, Inclusion & Opportunity Department   
                  Carla Walker-Miller, Founder & CEO, Walker-Miller Energy Services

             B. Resolution Supporting More Contracting Opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE's)

                  - VOTING MATTER

VII.       PUBLIC COMMENT

VIII.      DIVISION AND OTHER REPORTS

A. Executive Director Report, James White

B. Legislative Liaison/Commission Advisor Report, John E. Johnson

C. Attorney General Report

IX.        COMMISSION BUSINESS

A. Chair Report, Stacie Clayton

B. Interim Director Discussion

X.         NEW BUSINESS - VOTING MATTERS​

A.  Resolution Supporting the Federal George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

B.  Resolution Supporting the Federal for the People Act of 2021

XI.        COMMISSIONER CLOSING COMMENTS

XII.       ADJOURNMENT

The proposed draft minutes are a summary, not a transcript, of the Commission's meetings. According to the Open Meetings Act, "the minutes must show the date, time, place, members present, members absent, any decisions made at a meeting open to the public, and the purpose(s) for which a closed session is held; the minutes must also include all roll call votes taken at the meeting."

The Commission may, at its discretion, revise this agenda or take up any other issues as needed, and time allows.

* Items identified by an * are anticipated to be adopted as part of the Consent Agenda and will be a separate part of agenda only if removed prior to the Consent Agenda's adoption.