The WPA's welcome Mary Bejian of the ACLU-Michigan to address the membership at our March 8, 2006 meeting.
The public is welcome to attend this open membership meeting.
Please join us at 7:00 PM at the Church of the Good Shepard
, at 2145 Independence ( Click here for a map.) There is plenty of free, well-lit parking.
will discuss the so-called "Civil Rights Initiative," a November 2006 ballot question which, if passed, would ban affirmative action.
are proud members of One United Michigan the coalition opposing the misguided initiative.
We look forward to learning more from Ms. Bejian
about how we can join others in Washtenaw County and around the state in active opposition.
More about our speaker: Mary Bejian joined the ACLU staff in June 2004 as the ACLU of Michigan's first Field Organizer.
primary duties are to work with the Legislative Director, Legal Director and Communications Director to develop and implement organizing and education strategies.
also works with the nine volunteer ACLU
branches in Michigan to assist with coalition-building, community education and membership recruitment.
Before joining the ACLU staff, Ms. Bejian worked for nine years as the Coordinator of Investigations at the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan.
And in a volunteer capacity, she served as Chairperson for the ACLU-Washtenaw County Branch.
In addition, Ms. Bejian
has worked on issues related to the politics of HIV/AIDS, sexual assault prevention, and racial profiling.
She graduated with a B.A. in Women's Studies and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1992.