Daily Briefs July 19

Department of Civil Rights launching new media program
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) will host two stakeholder engagement and media events to unveil their new public service announcements.

On July 19 at 1:30 p.m., the first event will be held at the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan, located at 20 Hall Street SE in Grand Rapids. On July 20, at 10:30 a.m., a second event will be held at the NAACP Detroit Branch Office, located at 8220 Second Avenue.

The “Only Fair is Fair” campaign includes television, radio and print messages and will be made available to media outlets throughout Michigan.
MDCR reached out to the civil rights community of Michigan to take part in the production.

Starring in the campaign are representatives from American Civil Liberties Union, Hope Network, Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan, US Attorney's Office (Eastern District) of Michigan, Philippine American Community Center of Michigan, WISDOM (Women's Interfaith Solutions for Dialogue and Outreach in MetroDetroit) and more.

In addition to civil rights partners and the media, the general public is welcome to attend these events.

For more information about the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, visit www.michigan.gov/mdcr

Trebilcock elected president of Founders Junior Council of DIA
Christopher M. Trebilcock, a principal and employment and labor lawyer in the Detroit office of the law firm of Miller Canfield, has been elected president of the Founders Junior Council (FJC), an auxiliary of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).

The FJC has granted more than $2M to the museum for programs, operations and capital expenditures. It is one of the DIA’s largest auxiliaries and one of the most preeminent groups in Southeast Michigan’s cultural scene.  For over three-decades, they’ve been committed to inspiring new generations of art-lover to show their support for the DIA. The FJC also sponsors events designed to educate potential collectors and enhance individual appreciation of art. These include: exclusive tours of artists’ studios, private viewings of special exhibitions and selections from the DIA’s extensive collection.

At Miller Canfield, Trebilcock is deputy leader of the Employment and Labor Group. He serves clients in federal and state employment and labor litigation, including oral arguments before the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Michigan Court of Appeals. He also manages arbitrations and administrative proceedings at the state and federal level; conducts collective bargaining negotiations; and advises clients, including school districts and universities, on all labor and employment issues.

Trebilcock earned his B.A. from Alma College and his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. He resides in Royal Oak, Michigan.