About The Commission
Commission Meeting Notices
- Public Meeting Notice - November 22, 2021 Civil Rights Commission Meeting
- Public Meeting Notice - September 27, 2021 Civil Rights Commission Meeting
- Public Meeting Notice - July 26, 2021 Civil Rights Commission Meeting
- Public Notice - June 28 Civil Rights Commission Special Meeting
- Public Meeting Notice - May 24, 2021 Civil Rights Commission Meeting
Recent Commission Statements
- Michigan Civil Rights Commission Issues Statement on the Passing of Sen. Bob Dole
- Michigan Civil Rights Commission Passes Resolution in Support of Academic Freedom and Opposition to Censorship
- Michigan Civil Rights Commission Calls for Fair Maps, Opposes Minority Vote Dilution in Redistricting Process
- Michigan Civil Rights Commission Commends Commissioner Portia Roberson, Named to Crain's List of 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan
- Stacie Clayton, Chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, Issues Statement on the Passing of Barbara-Rose Collins
- Michigan Civil Rights Commission Statement on United States Secretary of State Colin Powell's Passing
Education Equity in Michigan Report
The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has stated that an effective education is a basic civil right. The Commission has now released a comprehensive report describing inequities in Michigan's K-12 education system and detailing specific recommendations for action that policy makers and educators can implement to make achieving educational equity a priority in all Michigan schools. The report is the culmination of a series of public hearings throughout the state and a year-long examination of disparities in K-12 education in Michigan.
Click here for K-12 Reading and Literacy Programs and Resources.
Flint Water Crisis
After a year-long investigation, three public hearings, testimony of more than 150 residents, community leaders, experts, academics and government officials, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission finds that race and racism played a significant role in causing the Flint water crisis, and all races were victims.
Read the full Commission report, "The Flint Water Crisis: Systemic Racism Through the Lens of Flint" here and the Executive Summary and Recommendations here.
Public Comments on Scope of Sex Discrimination - ELCRA
- Public Comments - ELCRA
At the July 24, 2017 meeting of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, Equality Michigan (EQMI) asked the Commission to issue an interpretive statement to clarify that the prohibition against sex discrimination in the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) includes protection against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.
The Commission accepted public comments on the EQMI request from July 25 through August 15, 2017, which are accessible here.