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Rainbow Awards Breakfast Slated March 20; Award Nominations Close March 5

Michigan Dept. of Civil Rights director Daniel Kirchbaum will deliver the keynote address at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills.

The Farmington/Farmington Hills Multicultural Multiracial Community Council (MCMR) will host the Annual Rainbow Recognition Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 a.m. at the in Farmington Hills.

The Rainbow Recognition Awards honor members of the community who have taken an active role in promoting human relations. These awards, given annually by the Multicultural/Multiracial Community Council (MCMR), are intended to honor individuals of any age who have actively promoted racial/cultural understanding in the community. 

To for the award, download the nomination form from the Farmington Schools website. The deadline is March 5. 

The keynote speech at the Awards Breakfast will be given by Daniel J. Krichbaum, Executive Director for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Entertainment will be provided by the Brandon Grant Jazz Trio Band, students from Farmington Public Schools.

The MCMR was formed in 1990 by local education, government, faith, business, and community leaders to provide a forum for multicultural and multiracial issues. The group’s steering committee meets the third Thursday of the month at the Community Room at 11:45 a.m., and the public is welcome. MCMR conducts educational programming, community dialogues, discussion forums, and a cable television show. To learn more, call 248-871-2512.

Tickets to the Rainbow Recognition Awards Breakfast are $15 per person. To reserve your seat, call the Farmington Hills City Manager’s office at 248-871-2500, e-mail gstith@fhgov.com, or mail your reservation request with your check payable to City of Farmington Hills by March 12, 2012 to: City of Farmington Hills, 31555 W. Eleven Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI  48336, Attention:  City Manager’s Office.

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