Sunday, September 1th at 4 pm
Gesu Church- 17180 Oak Drive at McNichols, Detroit
Cosponsors: Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, Gesu Peace and Justice, Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance, Macomb Interfaith Center for Racial Justice, NAACP, IHM Sisters, Swords Into Plowshares Gallery, Pax Christi MI, Peace Action of MI, Citizens for Peace, Presbytery of Detroit, St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Fellowship Chapel.
Join us for a singalong fundraiser with Matt Watroba supporting the #MCHRFreedomTour2016 on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 7pm:
Swords Into Plowshares Gallery, 33 E. Adams Detroit, MI
Donation of $20 to help cover the cost of 2016 Freedom Tour
Light Refreshments Included
50/50 raffle to also support the Freedom Tour
Free parking in rear. Entrance through parking lot only.
Matt Watroba is first and foremost a community singer. He has the knack for picking the perfect songs and stories for the audience in front of him. In concert, at a festival, in a library, in a school, or in the park, you can count on a performance that will get you singing, make you laugh, and leave you feeling a little bit better about the world we live in.
Matt brings his Songs of the Movement event to support MCHR as we organize a Freedom Tour; a bus full of high school students who will walk in the footsteps of the Freedom Riders of the 1960’s. Come support the Tour and sing with Matt!
If you can’t attend the event, DONATE HERE 🙂
The public is invited to sit in on MCHR’s Annual Meeting on June 16th at 7 pm at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Activity Center (13500 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park).
Board elections will take place at 7 pm (only paid members can vote) and our annual report will follow at 7:30. After the report, join us for a talk by MCHR board member Abayomi Azikiwe on “What Role Should the Movements For Peace, Racial Equality and Economic Justice Have in the 2016 Elections?” Respondees will be MCHR board member Kezia Curtis and her father, artist and activist Wayne Curtis. You need not be a member to attend the talk.
Light refreshments. Donations accepted.
MCHR is proud to co-sponsor a screening of the film This Changes Everything at the Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA (5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit 48202) on Thursday May 26.
Doors open/networking at 6pm
Film at 7pm
Filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.Interwoven with these stories is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
Free to the public.
MCHR 2016 Spring Film Series
Tuesdays in April – May 2016 – 7pm
First two films are at 7pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church- 11 Mile and Woodward, parking in rear off 11 Mile.
“Inside Assad’s Syria” is the most current film on Syria available. Correspondent Martin Smith goes inside Syria to report from government-controlled areas as war rages. With on-the-ground reporting and firsthand accounts from Syrians caught in the crisis, the film shines new light on the ongoing conflict. Facilitator will be Saeed A. Khan – Lecturer, Department of Classical & Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Wayne State University
“Disruption: Climate Change” ‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’ Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction. Facilitator will be Gloria Lowe, CEO-Founder of We Want Green, Too!
Moyers and Company, “The Fight – and the Right- To Vote” In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill speaks with Sherrilyn Iffill of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and Ari Berman, contributing writer for The Nation magazine, about Texas’ harsh voter ID law and the troubling issue of voter suppression. This is happening in states all over the country. Our facilitator will bring us up to date and discuss what needs to be done this election cycle.
Last two films at new location– St. Matthew / St. Joseph Episcopal Church, 8859 Woodward, Detroit 48202 – South of Holcomb, guarded parking adjacent.
“The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” More than 40 years after the Black Panther Party was founded, the group and its leadership remain powerful and enduring images in our popular imagination. This will weave together the voices
of those who lived this story — police informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, those who remained loyal to the party, and those who left it. Facilitator will be Gloria House – Professor of Humanities and African American Studies and Director of the African and African American Studies Program University of Michigan-Dearborn.
This year, MCHR opened a poster contest to young people across the state of Michigan to help promote our #MCHRFreedomTour2016. We received a ton of great revolutionary art from talented local young artists!
MCHR is proud to announce the winners of the #MCHRFreedomTour2016 poster contest! The winners were awarded checks at our 36th Annual Dinner.
Thanks to everyone who entered our poster contest and helped make it a success! There were lots of great entries (I’m glad I wasn’t a judge).
NOTE: To purchase dinner tickets, program ads, or donate to be a sponsor of our Freedom Tour, please use our PayPal donate button on the left side of our Annual Dinner page. The button is labeled “Make a Donation” and is in the left sidebar of that page under the heading “DONATE”. Simply type a description of the item you are purchasing (eg: “Full page ad” or “table of 8, dinner and reception”) and enter the price and your credit card info. Thank you for helping support our 2016 Freedom Tour and advance the cause of justice locally and worldwide!
MCHR proudly extends an invitation to all for our 36th Annual Dinner on Sunday, April 3 at the gorgeous campus of Marygrove College in Detroit (8425 W. McNichols- east of Wyoming)! The reception starts at 4 pm and the dinner and program start at 5 pm.
This gathering represents a celebration of work throughout the year designed to implement the aims and objectives of this organization.
At this year’s Annual Dinner the keynote speaker is Vince Warren, the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). Mr. Warren’s speech is entitled “Emergency Managers, Structural Racism, Economic Repression and the Fight for Democracy”.
The winners of our 2016 Freedom Tour Poster Contest will also be announced at the dinner and the entries will be proudly displayed.
At our Annual Dinner, we reflect on the social justice events that transpired in the last year and recognize and thank those social justice leaders who have made a difference as we work towards a peaceful world without poverty and committed to environmental stewardship. Our honorees this year are:
Lifetime Achievement Award- Dean Robb
Activist Organization Award- Rosa Parks Institute
Media Activist Award- Kate Levy
Human Rights Activist Award- Charity Hicks (Posthumously)
The focus of our dinner will be our upcoming 2016 Freedom Tour, a 10 day inspirational and educational journey with 25 high school students from across Michigan and 10 adult mentors. Our group leaves via bus on June 19 and returns home on June 29. We will be visiting historic sites from the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
MCHR needs YOUR help to get kids on the bus! Can your organization, house of worship, or neighborhood sponsor a young person on the trip?
Make a secure and easy payment using our PayPal right now and help pass the torch of justice to the next generation.
MCHR Freedom Tour Sponsorship Levels:
Champion of Justice: A pledge of $10,000 or more for which the sponsor will receive 2 tables of 8 at Annual Diner; 16 reception admissions; full-page, inside cover, color program ad., and prominent recognition at event and on website.
Beacon of Freedom: A pledge of $5,000 to $9,999 for which the sponsor will receive 2 tables of 8 at Annual Dinner; 16 reception admissions; full-page program ad; prominent recognition at event and on website.
Torch Bearer: A pledge of $3,000 to $4,999 for which the sponsor will receive a table of 8 at Annual Dinner; 8 reception admissions; full-page program ad; prominent recognition at event and on website.
Legacy Builder: A pledge of $1,500 to $2,999 for which the sponsor will receive a table of 8 at Annual Dinner; 8 reception admissions; half-page program ad.
Trail Blazer: A pledge of $250 to $1,499 for which the sponsor will receive 2 Annual Dinner tickets with 2 reception admissions; recognition in program book.
Securely and easily purchase tickets on our PayPal (using the Make a Donation button at the top left sidebar of the page):
If you require a vegetarian meal, please indicate so in the purchase notes.
Reception only: $60
Dinner only: $60
Dinner & Reception $100
Table of 8 for Dinner $450
Table of 8 for Dinner & Reception $650
Securely and easily purchase Annual Dinner program ads via our PayPal:
Full page (7½” w x 10” h) $400.00
Half page (7½“ w x 4⅞” h) $250.00
Quarter page (3⅝” w 4⅞” h or 7 ½ “ w x 2 ¾” h) $150.00
Business card (3⅝” w x 2⅜” h) $80.00
Include all support graphics, fonts and photos. Ads must be paid in full by March 14th to be included.
Digital files – Ads ONLY in: PDF, EPS, TIF, JPEG, Photoshop, Microsoft Word.
Please E-mail electronic ad files to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 14th.
Michigan Coalition for Human Rights
2016 Freedom Tour Poster Contest