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Notice of Public Meeting of the Oklahoma Advisory Committee for a Meeting To Discuss Memoranda on Possible Civil Rights Topics in Oklahoma To Consider as Project Topics

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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.


Notice of meeting.


Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Oklahoma Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Friday, December 12, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. CST for the purpose of discussing memoranda prepared by Committee members on the following civil rights topics: (1) Prisons: Incarceration of women, disproportionality of African-American males; (2) impact of 2012 referendum banning affirmative action in public contracting, schools, employment; (3) equal educational opportunity in Oklahoma; and (4) rights of Cherokee Freedmen. The Committee will discuss which, if any, of these topics will be the subject of study for the Committee in the coming year.

Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 888-510-1765, conference ID: 3596639. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. 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 conference ID number.

Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by January 12, 2015. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353-8324, or emailed to Administrative Assistant, Carolyn Allen at Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at (312) 353-8311.

Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via under the Commission on Civil Rights, Missouri Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission's Web site,, or may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at the above email or street address.


Welcome and Introductions

3:00 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.

Vicki Limas, Chair

Discussion of Racial and Gender Disparities in OK Prisons

3:05 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Shani Neely and Maria-Elena Diaz, Committee members, Oklahoma Advisory Committee

Discussion of 2012 Affirmative Action Referendum

3:15 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Adam Doverspike and Andy Spiropoulos, Committee members, Oklahoma Advisory Committee

Discussion of Equal Educational Opportunity in Oklahoma

3:25 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.

Maria-Elena Diaz, Committee member, Oklahoma Advisory Committee

Discussion of Rights of Cherokee Freedmen

3:35 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Hannibal Johnson, Committee member, Oklahoma Advisory Committee

Planning Next Steps

3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


4:00 p.m.


The meeting will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.

Public Call Information: Dial: 888-510-1765, Conference ID: 3596639.

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Dated: October 30, 2014.

David Mussatt,

Chief, Regional Programs Unit.

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[FR Doc. 2014-26149 Filed 11-3-14; 8:45 am]