William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 11:30am-1pm
Michigan Dept of Civil Rights celebrates 50 years: luncheon & panel discussion Panelists: Mark Bernstein (UM Regent, past Civil Rights Commissioner), John Seto (Chief, Ann Arbor Police Department), Dr. Jeanice Kerr Swift (Superintendent, Ann Arbor Schools), André Wilson (Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission), Alma Wheeler Smith (Former Rep. Michigan House of Representatives). RSVP by April 19: contact Anthony Lewis at 313-456-3740 or LewisA4@michigan.gov. Event is free & open to the public. On April 1, 1963, Michigan voters approved a new constitution--the first state constitution to create a Civil Rights Commission charged with securing equal protection without discrimination. Event will include a presentation on the influence of Dr. Albert Wheeler (first & only black mayor of Ann Arbor, first black tenured professor at UM) on the creation of the MI Civil Rights Commission.