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Michigan Civil Rights Commission to Meet on Monday, July 24 in Marquette, MI


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The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will hold their next quarterly meeting on Monday, July 24, 2023 in Marquette, Michigan. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am in the Northern Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue Marquette, Michigan 49855.

Find the July 24 Commission meeting agenda below. The Commission may revise this agenda or take up other issues as needed and time allows.

The meeting will be livestreamed on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights Facebook page.

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.

MICHIGAN CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION MEETING Monday, July 24, 2023, 10:00 A.M. Northern Center, Northern Michigan University 1401 Presque Isle Avenue Marquette, Michigan 49855 AGENDA I. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL – Chair Portia Roberson II. SWEARING IN OF REAPPOINTED COMMISSIONER – Regina Gasco Bentley III. APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA IV. OPENING MATTERS

  1. Welcome – Chair Roberson

Role and Authority of MCRC – Atty. Lamont Satchel

  1. Recognition of Significant Observances in July

-Disability Pride Month -National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month -July 2, Civil Rights Act of 1964 signed into law, Thurgood Marshall’s Birthday -July 18, Nelson Mandela’s Birthday -July 26, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 33rd Anniversary C. Public Comment Protocol – Atty. Lamont Satchel V. 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 Executive Director Report, Atty. Kim Woolridge

  2. *Legislative Report, Dr. Jerome Reide

  3. *Communications Report, Vicki Levengood

  4. *Budget and Management Services Report, Abdel Aly

  5. *Enforcement Division Report, Atty. Marcelina Trevino and Marlene Cain

  6. *Disability Rights and Compliance Report, Atty. Tyra Khan

  7. *Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report, Alfredo Hernandez

  8. *Community Engagement and Education Report, Anthony Lewis

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1 Meeting Minutes from April 24, 2023 VII. PUBLIC COMMENT VIII. DIVISION AND OTHER REPORTS

  1. Executive Director Report, Atty. John E. Johnson, Jr.

  2. General Counsel Report, Atty. Lamont Satchel

  3. Director of Special Projects, Harold Core

  4. Attorney General Report, AAG Heather Meingast

IX. COMMISSION BUSINESS

  1. Chair’s Report

  2. Committees Updates for Commission’s 2023 Priorities

  3. Subcommittee for Commission’s 60th Anniversary

X. NEW BUSINESS

  1. Proclamation on the ADA 33rd Anniversary (Voting Item)

  2. Resolution(s) (Voting Item)

  3. Review of Request for AG Legal Opinion

XI. PUBLIC COMMENT XII. CLOSED SESSION

  • Discussion of Personnel Matter

  • Discussion of Pending Litigation

XIII. COMMISSIONER CLOSING COMMENTS XIV. ADJOURNMENT

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