civil rights http://wemu.org en Michigan Business Leaders Push For LGBT Discrimination Protections http://wemu.org/post/michigan-business-leaders-push-lgbt-discrimination-protections <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ann Arbor's Jim Toy Community Center is applauding Michigan business leaders for pushing for changes to state law to protect against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Center President Sandi Smith says under current state law, a person can be fired because they're gay or transgendered.&nbsp;</p><p>The Michigan Competitive Workforce Coalition has been pushing state legislators to make changes in the law to prevent that kind of workplace bias.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 10:53:28 +0000 Bob Eccles 45632 at http://wemu.org Michigan Business Leaders Push For LGBT Discrimination Protections EMU Professor Reflects on 1963 Civil Rights March http://wemu.org/post/emu-professor-reflects-1963-civil-rights-march <p>WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Dr. Ronald Woods, an Eastern Michigan University professor and the first head of the school's Department of African-American Studies.&nbsp; They talked about the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, D.C. and more.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:27:08 +0000 Bob Eccles 34132 at http://wemu.org EMU Professor Reflects on 1963 Civil Rights March Ypsilanti's Mayor Pro Tem Marks Civil Rights March Anniversary http://wemu.org/post/ypsilantis-mayor-pro-tem-marks-civil-rights-march-anniversary <p>As marchers descend on Washington, D.C. this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march, Ypsilanti Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson is among them.</p><p>WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:53:49 +0000 Bob Eccles 34008 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti's Mayor Pro Tem Marks Civil Rights March Anniversary The Lynn Rivers Show http://wemu.org/post/lynn-rivers-show-6 <p>Award-winning author Amy Nathan is this week&#39;s guest on the Lynn Rivers Show as the nation celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:38:27 +0000 Lynn Rivers 8429 at http://wemu.org