State Advisory Committee Meeting Calendar

The Commission has 51 State Advisory Committees -one for each State and the District of Columbia. Each is composed of citizens familiar with local and State civil rights issues. The members serve without compensation and assist the Commission with its fact-finding, investigative, and information dissemination functions.

State Advisory Committee Meeting Date and Time Location Additional Information
South CarolinaSAC May 6, 2008   The South Carolina Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 1:00 PM and adjourn at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in the Board Room of the Manor House, 316 Senate St., Columbia, South Carolina, 29201. The purpose of the meeting is to provide ethics training and orientation to the members, discuss past projects, and plan future projects.
Rhode Island SAC May 14, 2008   The Rhode Island Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at the Urban League of Rhode Island, located at 246 Prairie Ave. in Providence Rhode Island, for an orientation and planning meeting. The purpose of these meetings is to provide an orientation to new members and plan future activities of the committee. After the meeting, the committee will hear from presenters who will discuss fair housing issues in Rhode Island.

Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by June 13, 2008. The address is Eastern Regional Office, 624 9th St., NW, Washington, DC 20425. Persons wishing to email their comments, or who desire additional information should contact Alfreda Greene, Secretary, at 202-376-7533 or by email to: agreene@usccr.gov.
Missouri SAC May 22, 2008   The Missouri Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call at 10:00 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2008. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct SAC orientation and plan future activities.

This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: (866) 364-7584, conference call access code number 42559706. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-977-8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and contact name Farella E. Robinson.

To ensure that the Commission secures an appropriate number of lines for the public, persons are asked to register by contacting Corrine Sanders of the Central Regional Office and TTY/TDD telephone number, by 4:00 p.m. on May 16, 2008.
Tennessee SAC June 9, 2008  

The Tennessee Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 1:00 PM and adjourn at 4:00 PM on Monday, June 9, 2008, at the Hamilton County Commissioner Conference Room, 25 Georgia Avenue,Chattanooga, Tennessee. The purpose of the meeting is to receive a briefing on fair housing enforcement inTennessee and discuss the Committee’s project on fair housing enforcement.

Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by May 31, 2008. The address is 61 Forsyth St., SW, Suite 18T40, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303. Persons wishing to email comments may do so topminarik@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information should contact Dr. Peter Minarik, Regional Director, at (404) 562-7000 or 800-877-8339 for individuals who are deaf, hearing impaired, and/or have speech disabilities or by email to pminarik@usccr.gov.

Alabama August 8, 2007 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sheraton Hotel
2101 Richard Arrington Jr., Blvd., North
Birmingham, AL
Committee agenda includes:  (1) Conduct program planning for future civil rights activities, such as Civil Rights and Grade Inflation, Civil Rights and Eminent Domain, 2009 Statutory Report on Fair Housing Enforcement, Religious Freedom in Elementary and Secondary Schools, Religious Freedom in Prisons 2008 Statutory Report, as well as (2) discuss miscellaneous matters.
Alabama November 1, 2007 10:00am – 4:15pm Sheraton Hotel
2101 Richard Arrington Jr., Blvd., North
Birmingham, AL
Committee agenda includes dissemination of information about the Commission's 2008 Statutory Report on "Enforcing Prohibitions of Religious Discrimination in Prisons.
California March 23, 2007 10:00am Los Angeles
Connecticut August 1, 2007 Oak Hill
120 Holcomb Street
Hartford, CT
Committee agenda includes:  (1) Develop observations and conclusions for School Choice Report to be issued by the committee and (2) review potential panelists for September 2007 briefing.
Georgia  August 29, 2007 9:00am - 12:00pm San Nunn Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, GA
Committee agenda includes:  (1) Review changes to report on school desegregation, (2) receive a briefing on the National Commission Initiative on fair housing, and (3) discuss future activity.
Hawaii August 20, 2007 August 22, 2007 September 5, 2007 September 12, 2007 September 13, 2007 September 14, 2007 Honolulu Maui Honolulu Honolulu Big Island, Hilo Lihue On August 20 and 22 the Hawaii SAC will speak with the state Attorney General to discuss the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2007, also known as the Akaka Bill. On September 5 the Hawaii SAC will hold a briefing to discuss the Akaka Bill.  On September 12, 13 and 14 the Hawaii SAC will host subcommittee meetings to allow the general public to present their opinions to Committee members regarding the Akaka Bill.
Illinois  August 17, 2007 10:00am - 4:00pm Dirksen Federal Building
Courtroom 1719
Chicago, IL
Committee agenda includes gathering data on religious discrimination in Illinois prisons for use in the Commission's FY 2008 statutory report.
Indiana August 7, 2007 9:00am - 1:00pm Hyatt Regency
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN
Committee agenda includes:  (1) Member orientation and ethics training, (2) briefing on Religious Discrimination inPrisions, and (3) plan future activities
Mississippi August 13, 2007 1:00pm - 3:00pm Baker,Donelson,Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz Law Office
4268 I-55 North
Jackson, Mississippi
Committee agenda includes:  (1) Plan future activities such as Commission 2008 and 2009 Statutory Reports, and (2) discuss and plan for Civil Rights Activities in Mississippi
Mississippi November 8, 2007 10:00am – 3:45pm Clarion Hotel & Suites Jackson North
5075 I-55 Frontage Road
Committee agenda includes dissemination of information about the Commission's 2008 Statutory Report on "Enforcing Prohibitions of Religious Discrimination in Prisons.
Tennessee August 6, 2007 1:00pm - 4:30pm Hamilton County Commission Office
Conference Room
25 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 
Committee agenda includes:  (1) New member orientation and ethics training, (2) discuss school desegregation status of school districts, (3) briefing on a project in support of the national Commission initiative on the religious freedom of prisoners, (4) plan for future activities.
Virginia August 10, 2007 Conference Call Committee agenda includes an opportunity for members to meet each other, discuss how the Commission and committees work, and to talk about civil rights issues in the state. 
Virginia December 14, 2007 9:30am One County Complex Court Woodbridge, VA Committee agenda includes a discussion of a recent immigration resolution in Prince William County and future planning activities
Illinois Friday, June 22, 2007  Conducted via teleconference Committee Agenda includes: (1) Enforcing Prohibitions Against Religious Discrimination in Illinois Prisons and (2) Racial and Ethic Disparities of Health in Chicago
Florida Tuesday, April 17, 2007 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. For further information:
please call Peter Minarik 404-542-7000 Hearing Impaired: 202-376-8116
TBD Committee Agenda includes: Briefing on Religious Freedom of Prisoners; Follow up activities re: Migrant Education report
North Carolina Monday, April 23, 2007 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. For further information:
please call Peter Minarik 404-542-7000 Hearing Impaired: 202-376-8116
TBD Committee Agenda includes: Briefing on Religious Freedom of Prisoners; Follow up activities re: Migrant Education report
Georgia Thursday, March 1, 2007 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. For further information:
please call Peter Minarik 404-542-7000 Hearing Impaired: 202-376-8116
Sam Nunn Federal Building
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Conference Room A-3

   Updated: October 17, 2011