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Public Meeting Notice - November 22, 2021

Michigan Civil Rights Commission

Notice of Public Meeting on November 22, 2021

Monday, November 22, 4:00 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, November 22, 2021 at 4 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:

Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83042405131?pwd=TmlZanpweVdNd2s1N0I5TE5pdzVsZz09

Passcode: 362429

Telephone:   888-808-6929

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, November 18, 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

(VIII. DIVISION REPORTS)

  1. *Deputy Director's Report, Atty. Kim Woolridge
  2. *Communications Report, Vicki Levengood
  3. *Budget and Management Services Report, Ann Holmes
  4. *Enforcement Division Report, Atty. Marcelina Trevino and Marlene Cain
  5. *ADA Compliance Report, Atty. Tyra Khan
  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, Atty. David Stringer
  10. *Contract Compliance Division Report, Atty. Shenique Moss

V.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES (MOTION)

Meeting Minutes from September 27, 2021

VI.       PUBLIC COMMENT

VII.       PRESENTATION by Ken Coleman, Writer and Historian

The 60th Anniversary of Democrats Lillian Hatcher, Daisy Elliott, and Coleman A. Young submitting Proposals No. 1522 and 1523 to the Michigan Constitutional Convention on December 5, 1961, which led to the creation of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.

PRESENTATION by Cynthia Thornton, MDCR LGBTQ+ Liaison and Lilianna Reyes, Founding Mother and sitting Board Member, The Trans Sistas of Color Project (TSOCP).

The 20th Anniversary of the "Transgender Day of Remembrance" (November 20, 2021), which commemorates the individuals who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

VIII.      DIVISION AND OTHER REPORTS

  1. Executive Director Report, Atty. John Johnson, Jr.
  2. MCRC/Legislative Liaison Report, Dr. Jerome Reide
  3. Contract Compliance Division Report, Atty. Shenique Moss        
  4. Education Division Report, Danita Wimbush
  5. Attorney General Report, Asst. AG David Cannon

IX.        COMMISSION BUSINESS

  1. Chair's Report
  2. 2022 Officers Nominating Committee
  3. Other Items

X.         NEW BUSINESS

  1. Resolutions (VOTING MATTER)

1. Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Maps

2. Critical Race Theory

  1. MCRC 2022 Meeting Schedule (VOTING MATTER)

                        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

            C.  2022 Priorities (VOTING MATTER)

XI.        COMMISSIONER CLOSING COMMENTS

XII.       ADJOURNMENT