Michigan Department of Civil Rights Announces Public Forum

Come to University of Michigan – Dearborn this Wednesday, for what’s promised to be an amazing and educational discussion.

“This Public Forum, co-sponsored by the University of Michigan and the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, will focus on Diversity and Civil Rights Education for the state. Young people from across metro-Detroit will be speaking about their experiences in schools – for example, not being represented in the education that they learn, teachers being uneducated on how to teach social justice or civil rights issues, and having to experience discrimination in their school based on their identity. These young people will share their experiences with the hope that action steps will be taken to address the lack of civil rights education occurring in the state of Michigan,” says Stephanie Yassine, a University of Michigan graduate where she received her Master in Social Work.

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“We would like young people, teachers, college students, organizations to come and support this event! It will be held at University of Michigan – Dearborn, Fairlane Center on April 1st from 5:30-7:30 pm.”

Please click the following link for the resolution these students and leaders have created – Michigan Civil Rights Commission Resolution.

Please contact Stephanie Yassine at syassine@umich.edu if you would like to know more information about the event.

Author: Jade Gonzalez

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