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MDCR and MIAAHC Host MI Response to Hate Conference on September 15th

September 13, 2022

Contact: Harold Core,

MDCR and MIAAHC Host MI Response to Hate Conference on September 15th

Lansing, MI—The Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) and Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes (MIAAHC) will host the MI Response to Hate Conference on September 15, 2022, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, Michigan. The title of the event is “The Othering of Americans.”

“It is long established that hate wins when good people fail to fight back,” said MDCR Director John. E. Johnson, Jr. “Hate crime has continued to escalate around the country over the past few years. We knew it was time to reconvene and provide Michigan communities with the tools to protect their most vulnerable residents.”

In remembrance of the 40th anniversary of the murder of Vincent Chin, the event will feature a presentation by attorney James Shimoura. Shimoura is a founding member of American Citizens for Justice, an organization formed in response to Chin’s death. Attendees will have the opportunity to join workshops on prosecutor roles, victim support, responding to hate in schools, and violence prevention. 

Registration is free and available at For more information on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, visit Follow the Department on social media for conference news and updates:

Twitter: @MiCivilRights
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The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is charged with investigating and resolving complaints of discrimination and working to prevent discrimination through educational programs that promote voluntary compliance with civil rights laws. The Department also provides training and services to government agencies, businesses, schools, and organizations on diversity initiatives, fair housing, and equal employment law. MDCR is the operational arm of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC). Learn more about MDCR and MCRC at

The Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes (MIAAHC) is a statewide coalition of law enforcement agencies from the local, state, and federal levels along with different community-based organizations, civil rights organizations, and educators with a goal of ensuring a complete and comprehensive response to hate crimes and bias incidents. MIAAHC provides resources that assist local hate crime coordinating units and engages with specific community partners that educate people and prevent hate crimes. MIAAHC supports victims of hate crimes and assists communities, organizations, and groups to identify and fight hate crime incidents within the state of Michigan. Learn more about the organization at

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