Media Advisory: Michigan Civil Rights Commission to Hold Virtual Meetings Monday, November 23

Contact: Vicki Levengood levengoodv@michigan.gov

November 19, 2020

 

Lansing, MI--The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will meet in two virtual sessions on Monday, November 23.  At 4 pm, the Commission will hold their regular bi-monthly meeting. At 5 pm, the Commission will convene a Special Meeting, “Continuing the Conversation on Education Equity in Michigan.”

The Special Meeting is a follow-up to a series of hearings the Commission held in 2018 and 2019 to examine inequities in Michigan’s K-12 education system. The Commission released a report on their findings, “Education Equity in Michigan,” on September 30, 2020.

Find the agenda for the regular bi-monthly Commission meeting here: https://www.michigan.gov//documents/mdcr/11-23-2020_MCRC_Meeting_Agenda_708282_7.pdf

Find the Special Meeting agenda and list of panelists here: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdcr/11-23-2020_MCRC_Special_Meeting_Agenda_708341_7.pdf

The meetings will be conducted via Zoom and will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. Individuals who wish to address the Commission during the public comment period must join the meeting via Zoom, by internet or by phone.

To participate in the meeting via Zoom:

Click the link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/93787298833?pwd=WURyOXNEMjh0QS84UlpJVzkvc1V6UT09

Passcode: 889370

To participate by phone:

  • Using iPhone one-tap: US: +16465588656,,93787298833#,,,,,,0#,,889370#  or +13017158592,,93787298833#,,,,,,0#,,889370#
  • By telephone: dial US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799 (For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location.)
  • Webinar ID: 937 8729 8833; Passcode: 889370

To livestream the meetings:

Note on Public Comment: People viewing the meeting on Facebook or YouTube will not have the ability to take part in public comment. If you wish to make a public comment, please join the meeting via Zoom or by phone.

During the meetings, members of the news media should direct questions to Vicki Levengood by email at levengoodv@michigan.gov or by text at 517-775-0558.

ASL Interpreters have been secured and the meeting will be captioned. 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. Requests cannot be guaranteed, but efforts will be made to provide the accommodation requested.

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission was created by the Michigan Constitution to safeguard constitutional and legal guarantees against discrimination. The Commission is charged with investigating alleged discrimination against any person because of religion, race, color or national origin, genetic information, sex, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, and physical and mental disability. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights serves as the operational arm of the Commission.

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