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Michigan Department of Civil Rights to Host Virtual Public Forum on Voting and Violence
January 26, 2024
LANSING, MI—On Thursday, January 25 from 1 pm to 3 pm, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights will host a virtual public forum to examine incidents of hate and bias around general elections.
The forum will bring together a roster of national and Michigan-basedexperts on voting rights, hate crimes and bias incidents to examine the connection between voting and violence. Participants will learn about trends in hate crimes around the time of general elections, the impact of violence on voting rights, and ways to prevent hate and bias before, during and after elections.
Tim Mellett – Deputy Chief, Voting Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Nadia Aziz – Senior Director, Fighting Hate and Bias Program, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Carter Wynne – Program Manager, Fighting Hate and Bias Program, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Kalen Pruss – Assistant United States Attorney, Western District of Michigan
Luttrell Levingston – Executive Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Michigan
Izabella Silva – Clerk Engagement Organizer, ACLU
Lisa Brown – Oakland County Clerk / Register of Deeds
To attend this event, you must register here. You will then receive an email with a link to attend via ZOOM. The event is open to the public and members of the news media are welcome to attend.
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights 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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