City commission running out of excuses to delay action on anti-discrimination plan
The Kalamazoo city commission has put off discussion of a ‘Fair Chances’ hiring ordinance until they’ve received a report from the city attorney, Clyde J. Robinson. Earlier this week, Robinson met with ‘Fair Chances for All’ (FC4A), the Michigan United group that is pushing the commission to take up the rules preventing employees from inquiring about criminal records before hiring.
Before the next commission meeting Monday, FC4A will hold a press conference to detail what they discovered in their meeting with Robinson. FC4A members will also have another tailgate party leading up to the press conference that will include roasted meats and sidewalk art expressing their hope for their loved ones.
Once inside, FC4A members will keep up the pressure on the commission with a speakout and creative direct action during the public comment period.
Press Conference detailing FC4A’s meeting with the Kalamazoo City Attorney and what this will mean for proposed ‘Fair Chances’ hiring ordinance.
- Jerrin Yarbrough, Kalamazoo area student
- Kendall Campbell, co-founder of Humans Beyond Boxes
- Lisa Bloomberg, Kalamazoo resident
- Amy Vliek, Director of Admissions WMU School of Social Work
Monday May 2, 2016
6:00pm Tailgate & Chalk Up
6:30pm Press Conference
7:00pm City Commission Meeting with Speak Out & ACTION
Kalamazoo City Hall,
241 W South St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007