Michigan Women's Commission to Meet in Detroit on Tuesday, August 6

Lansing, MI–The Michigan Women’s Commission (MWC) will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Atheneum Suite Hotel, 1000 Brush Street, Detroit, MI 48226.

Speakers include Angela Povilaitis of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, who will address the problem of college sexual assault. Erika Hoover of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) will report on the successful first Women Veterans 5K Run/Walk, co-sponsored by MWC and MVAA, that took place in Lansing on June 22.

Commissioners will also hear reports from MWC Committees on women veterans, women in business, and human trafficking and sexual assault.

Persons with disabilities needing other accommodations for effective participation in this meeting should contact Jackie Debusschere at 313-456-4702 or by email at debusscherej@michigan.gov by July 30, 2019 to request visual, hearing or other assistance.  Requests received after that date cannot be guaranteed, but efforts will be made to provide the accommodation requested. The building is accessible, and paid parking is available at the hotel and in surrounding parking structures.

The 15-member Michigan Women's Commission was created by statute in 1968. Commission duties include reviewing the status of women in Michigan, directing attention to critical problems confronting women, recommending ways of overcoming discrimination, enabling women to develop skills, conducting surveys and recognizing women's accomplishments and contributions to Michigan. Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and serve three-year terms.

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