The Michigan Civil Rights Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) and the Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center will celebrate the MDCR's 50th anniversary with a panel discussion tonight.

The event, entitled "Cultivating Opportunities for Youth Through Community Collaboration," will kick off with a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. followed by the panel at 6 p.m.  Panelists for the discussion include State Rep. Woodrow Stanley, Flint Police Chief James Tolbert, Pastor Latrelle Holmes of the Greater Galilee Baptist Church, Daniel Sheppard from the Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center and Craig Coney from the Genesee Shiawasee Michigan Works! Career Alliance.

The vist to Flint is one of the final stops on the MDCR's year-long tour of 50 Michigan cities commemorating the anniversary of their creation. The events showcase MDCR services and provide opportunities for staff to meet with community leaders and citizens and discuss a variety of topics.

The event will be held at the Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center located at 2400 N. Saginaw Street in Flint and is free and open to the public with light refreshments served.