Tammy Barbour

Bold Blue Media

Tammy Barbour was influenced by Civil Rights leadership in 1970’s Detroit. Being impressed by the fiery sermons about the human dignity inherent in voter registration presented by pastor, Dr. Benjamin Hooks, an attorney and National President of the NAACP. From early on, she attended women's movement meetings of Rosa Parks, and Congressman Conyers with her godmother. She interned for State Senator David Holmes, was Special Project Assistant for Detroit City Council, and became a paralegal at EEO, a Federal Agency. After specializing in city health, water, police and fire, she became State Director of the National Coalition on Health Care.

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

Improving the Civil Rights Complaint Process

We would like to conduct TWO workshops, back-to-back, at the Facing Race 2018 conference at Cobo Hall November 9th with a goal to make the civil rights complaint process easier for victims of sexual harassment, age, religious and other forms of discrimination. Unfortunately, civil rights violations occur all the time, yet few recognize them. Many who do recognize harassment don't know what to do.

The first would address the Civil Rights elephant in the room: Many civil rights violations, (from sexual harassment to age discrimination) fall through administrative and legal cracks. We will provide an interactive and dynamic understanding of:
1. What is a Civil Rights Violation - It's A Lot More Than You Think
2. The Obstacles Which Make Preventing Violations More Difficult
3. What Every Victim Needs to Know to Make a Difference

The workshop will include a panel which includes Knowledge Experts, and an opportunity for question & answer period at the end. Civil Rights activists will join in Part II where we will make Filing a Civil Rights complaint PLAIN for all work shop attendees.

1. Three Types of Civil Rights Complaints: Disparate Treatment, Disparate Impact, and Retaliation
2. Proving Discrimination: Two Sides to Every Story
3. Using Technology to Make the Process Easier

At the end of our workshop, attendees will be able to file a complaint, and help others to file when the need arises.

Speakers: Kevin Perez, Tammy Barbour