Public Meeting Notice - September 27, 2021 Civil Rights Commission Meeting

Michigan Civil Rights Commission

Notice of Public Meeting on September 27, 2021

Monday, September 27, 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, September 27, 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/82360821371?pwd=L0J1QlBxYXZYT21DN0Q0M3dYQTVSQT09

Passcode: 379552

Telephone: 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, September 23, 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 Woolridge

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

(VII. DIVISION REPORTS)

1 *Deputy Director's Report, Atty. Kim Woolridge

2 *Communications Report, Vicki Levengood

3 *Budget Report, Mary Engelman

4 *Legislative Report, Dr. Jerome Reide

5 *Enforcement Division Report, Atty. Marcelina Trevino/Marlene Cain

6 *Office of Legal Affairs Report, Atty. Marcelina Trevino

7 *ADA Compliance Report, Atty. Tyra Khan

8 *Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Report, Alfredo Hernandez

9 *Community Engagement Report, Anthony Lewis

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

11 *Reconsideration Report, Atty. David Stringer

12 *Management Services Report, Atty. Mark Bishop

13 *Compliance Division Report, Atty. Shenique Moss

V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES (MOTION)

Meeting Minutes from July 26, 2021

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT

VII. DIVISION AND OTHER REPORTS

A. Executive Director/Legislative Liaison Report, Atty. John Johnson, Jr.
B. Anishinaabe Resource Manual Report, Melissa Kiesewetter
C. Attorney General Report, Asst. AG David Cannon

VIII. COMMISSION BUSINESS

A. Chair's Report

B. Education Equity in Michigan Report Recommendations Implementation (Voting Item)

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Resolution in Support of "A Safe Learning Environment & is a Civil Right" (Voting Item)

B. Discussion of Senate Bills 597 & 598

C. MCRC 2022 Meeting Schedule (to be approved at November meeting)

  • January 24, 2022
  • March 28, 2022
  • May 23, 2022
  • July 25, 2022
  • September 19, 2022 (Third Monday due to 9/26 being Day 2 of Rosh Hashanah)
  • November 28, 2022

X. COMMISSIONER CLOSING COMMENTS

XI. ADJOURNMENT