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Press Release 04-06-2015

EEOC to Hold Meeting April 15 at Miami Dade College

EEOC at 50: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in the 21st Century Workplace

 WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 15, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time), at Miami Dade College, 500 NE 2nd Avenue, Wolfson Conference Meeting, Room #7128, Miami, Fla.  In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the open session of the meeting will be open to public observation of the Commission's deliberations.

The Commission will hear from invited panelists on the challenges and best practices to promote equal employment opportunity for racial and ethnic minorities 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the creation of the EEOC in 1965. EEOC Commissioners and panelists will discuss solutions to workplace barriers in hiring, pay, promotion and retention. The multicultural and ethnically diverse population of South Florida provides a fitting lens through which to examine these issues, which affect workplaces across our nation.  

The Commission is scheduled to hear from the following confirmed panelists during the meeting:

  • Barbara Arnwine, President, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Iliana Castillo-Frick, Vice Provost HR, Miami Dade College 
  • Donald R. Livingston, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 
  • Kathleen Lundquist, President and Chief Executive Officer, APT Metrics, Inc. 
  • Victoria Mesa-Estrada, Attorney, Mesa & Coe Law, P.A. 
  • William Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO 
  • Robert Weisberg, Regional Attorney, Miami District Office, U.S. EEOC 

The Commission meeting agenda is subject to revision.  Additional information about the meeting, when available, will be posted at

The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination.  Further information about the EEOC is available on its web site at