Tuesday 22, 2011

Detroit – A public forum on bullying will be held from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Reynolds Recital Hall at Northern Michigan University. It is co-hosted by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, NMU, Marquette Public Schools and the Marquette/Alger Intermediate School District.

During this forum, the commission will discuss and take public comment on bullying. A number of guest speakers with expertise on bullying and related issues will be present. The general public is encouraged to attend the forum, especially those who wish to provide testimony on bullying to the commission. millerj31@Michigan.gov before March 31. If you want to attend and need an accommodation to do so, please notify MCRC at that email address.

"We have taken up this issue because of the long-term, negative psychological and social impacts of bullying and harassment. People must be treated equally and fairly, whether at work, online, at school or in society in general. Working with other civil and human rights organizations, we are trying to raise public awareness about this issue," stated Matthew Wesaw, Chair, Michigan Civil Rights Commission.

Both written and verbal testimony will be accepted. To provide written testimony, please email it to

For more information on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, visit www.michigan.gov/mdcr.