Public Meeting Notice - July 26, 2021 Civil Rights Commission Meeting

Michigan Civil Rights Commission

Notice of Public Meeting on July 26, 2021

Monday, July 26, 5:00 P.M.
This 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, July 26, 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/89331372480?pwd=VncxWTNkNkl0OFJrSkFJWGRmNmxQZz09

Passcode: 493888

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.

Telephone participants: Raise your hand by pressing #2

Web participants: Raise your hand by clicking raise hand in the application or pressing

Windows computer = [ALT] + [Y]
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:

Facebook: To view the meeting live on Facebook, go to:  https://facebook.com/midcr

YouTube: To view the meeting live on YouTube, go to: https://bit.ly/3lIjOqg

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 by Thursday, July 22, 2021. 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.

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, Dan Levy

3 *Enforcement Division Report, Lori Vinson

4 *Office of Legal Affairs Report, Marcelina Trevino

5 *ADA Compliance Report, Kim Woolridge

6 *Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report, Alfredo Hernandez

7 *Community Engagement Report, Anthony Lewis

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

9 *Reconsideration Report, David Stringer

V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES (MOTION)

Meeting Minutes from May 24, 2021 Regular Meeting

Meeting Minutes from June 28, 2021 Special Meeting

VI. GUEST PRESENTATIONS

A. 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act - Kimberly Woolridge , MDCR

B. Special Recognition of Michigan Civil Rights Icon Myrtle Gregg-LaFay - MCRC

C. ADA Stories Project- Tobi Voigt, State of Michigan History Center, DNR

D. Good Access is Good Business - Lesley Keyton, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services & Christopher Samp, City of Detroit Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion & Opportunity

VII. PUBLIC COMMENT

VIII. DIVISION AND OTHER REPORTS

A. Interim Executive Director/Legislative Liaison Report, John Johnson, Jr.

B. Community Outreach, Anthony Lewis

C. Attorney General Report, David Cannon

IX. COMMISSION BUSINESS

A. Education Equity Committee Report (Voting Item)

B. Administrative Rules Committee Report (Voting Item)

C. Personnel Committee Report (Voting Item)

X. NEW BUSINESS

XI. COMMISSIONER CLOSING COMMENTS

XII. ADJOURNMENT