LANSING, Mich. (Sept. 15, 2021) — Sen. Jeff Irwin (D–Ann Arbor), Sen. Adam Hollier (D-Detroit), Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and Rep. Felicia Brabec (D-Pittsfield Township) will host a virtual press conference tomorrow morning on legislation they have introduced to ensure the rights of students facing a disciplinary hearing at school are protected. They will be joined by advocates of the legislation and individuals previously affected by current school suspension policies.

Details are below:

Sen. Jeff Irwin
 (D-Ann Arbor)
Sen. Adam Hollier (D-Detroit)
Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor)
Rep. Felicia Brabec (D-Pittsfield Township)
Brittney Barros, formerly impacted youth, current MSW / MPP candidate
Kristine Hickman, parent
Peri Stone-Palmquist, Student Advocacy Center
Kris Keranen, Disability Rights Michigan
Charles Hobbs, Street Democracy
John Tafelski, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Allen Park Public Schools

WHAT: Virtual Press Conference on Students’ Rights

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.

HOW TO CONNECT: Press attendees are asked to register in advance to receive the Zoom meeting information. Please email Elio Stante to RSVP and request login information for the event, which will be provided before it begins. The conference will also be livestreamed to Sen. Irwin’s Facebook page for the public to view.