The Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC) will meet in a public session from 9 am to 10:12 am on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Eastern Michigan University 312 Student Center, Room 300, in Ypsilanti. The building is located off Oakwood Street. Free parking is available nearby.
As part of its regular business meeting, the Commission will hear updates on implementation of its strategic initiatives, including:
• welcoming Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) and ensuring new residents are connected
with groups and resources;
• serving as a conduit for reporting incidents of anti-APA harassment to the Michigan
Department of Civil Rights; &
• recommending ways to overcome discrimination against APAs.
At the end of the meeting, there will be an opportunity for public comment. Persons with matters to bring before the Commission should contact MAPAAC Chair Jamie Hsu at [email protected] (or 248‐953‐8083), or Denise Yee Grim, MAPAAC Coordinator, at [email protected] (or 248‐766‐7088) at least two business days before the meeting.
MAPAAC was established to advance the full and equal participation of Asian and Pacific Americans in the building of a greater Michigan. The Commission, made up of 21 individuals appointed by the Governor, advises the Governor and state legislature on policy matters and serves Michigan’s Asian and Pacific American population by promoting their development and welfare and recognizing their achievements. Each member of the Commission has a specific interest or expertise in Asian or Pacific American concerns.