Redistricting in Michigan: The MICRC & Communities of Interest

The League of Women Voters of Jackson Area is holding a townhall event to educate voters on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) process in drawing new legislative and congressional maps. MICRC was created as a result of Michigan adopting proposal 18-2 in 2018.


Discussions will include redistricting in Michigan, the commission, and opportunities for the public including communities of interest to provide input to the commission before it draws the maps.


The virtual townhall will take place via Zoom, and registration is required. To register, click here.


Participating in this townhall gives you the chance to have your voice heard at the MICRC public hearing on May 11 at the Commonwealth Center at 6 PM.


Jackson Community Forum: “Evicted” Jackson Book of the Year

Discuss the City of Jackson Book of the Year, “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond. Desmond received the MacArthur Genius grant, which allowed him to write this book and create a program tracking evictions across the U.S.

This conversation will revolve around urban housing challenges and possible remedies.

About the Discussion Leader: John Hawthorne is a Professor of Sociology at Spring Arbor University and Chair of the City of Jackson Human Relations Commission

Book discussion kits of “Evicted” are available at JDL by reservation.
To learn more, contact Adult Services at

Advocacy Workshop: Alternatives to Eviction

Join this workshop to learn about alternative solutions to housing disputes, intended for both tenants and landlords. Presented by the Legal Services of South Central Michigan (Legal Aid) and Southeastern Dispute Resolution Services (SDRS).

Intended for adults.