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Michigan Department of Civil Rights Hosts Civil Rights Summit in Novi

Lansing, MI – Today, the Department of Civil Rights is hosting the 2023 Civil Rights Summit at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. Featuring the theme “The Impact of Discrimination on Health,” the event began at 9:00am and will end at 4:00pm. More than 350 educators, public servants, and civil rights advocates have gathered for the daylong discussion about pressing civil rights issues.

“Understanding the impact of discrimination on health can provide context for our fight against bias,” said Executive Director John E. Johnson, Jr. “This summit’s theme will help to drive equality forward by underlining the personal and social cost of prejudice.”

Attendance for the event was free, but registration closed last week. For more information on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, visit Follow the Department on social media for conference news and updates:


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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

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