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**POSTPONED** Michigan Civil Rights Commission Meeting, January 28, 2019

Warren, MI - The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) meeting for January 28, 2019 at Macomb Community College has been postponed due to the location being closed on account of expected inclement weather.

The meeting has been rescheduled for Feb. 1, 2019 starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Detroit Offices of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Cadillac Place, 3054 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 3-600, Detroit, MI 48202.

The Commission is expected to take action on a proposed resolution asking the Attorney General to reconsider AG Formal Opinion 7305 issued in July 2018 pertaining to the Commission’s authority to interpret the Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act to encompass discrimination because of gender identity and sexual orientation. Also on the agenda is a resolution to honor Fred T. Korematsu, a civil rights activist and Japanese American who fought against the American internment of Japanese residents during WWII.

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the operational arm of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, is charged with investigating and resolving discrimination complaints and works to prevent discrimination through educational programs that promote voluntary compliance with civil rights laws. The Department also provides information and services to businesses on diversity initiatives and equal employment law. For more information on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, go to www.michigan.gov/mdcr.

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