Michigan Coalition for Human Rights and Peace Action MI presents:
Fall 2014 Film Series
Tuesdays beginning October 7th at 7 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Royal Oak
Eleven Mile and Woodward
Lighted secure parking behind the church off 11Mile
Oct 7th- Water On the Table features Maude Barlow, international activist who crusades to make water a human right. It will be shown at 7 p.m., October 7, 2014 at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The church is located at 26998 Woodward Avenue (at 11 Mile), Royal Oak, Michigan 48067.
Access to water has become a critical issue for many Detroiters and others in the Metro area. It’s been a global concern for decades and the United Nations has proclaimed that access to water is a universal human right.
The film follows Barlow, who was in Detroit this summer protesting water shut-offs, for a year in her pursuit to protect water from privatization. It also offers opposing commentary from policy and economic experts who believe that water is a resource and a marketable commodity like any other.
Lila Cabbill of the People’s Water Board will moderate a discussion about water rights in Detroit after the film.
The presentation is open to the public and free of charge. Donations accepted.
Facilitator: Lila Cabill, People’s Water Board
Oct 14th- My Brooklyn asks who has the right to live in cities and who decides? As small businesses and the poor are driven out of developing neighborhoods (gentrification), who is making the decisions and doing the planning? A local facilitator will draw connections to current development in Midtown and Corktown sections of Detroit. Facilitator to be announced.
Oct 21st- Separate and Unequal shows how public schools are more segregated now than in 1968 then asks the question, does it matter? What part do charter schools play in segregated schools? How are Detroit schools faring under emergency manager? Facilitator will make local connections to this important issue in Detroit. Facilitator: Professor Thomas Pedroni, WSU Education
Oct 28th- Battle Zones We will show clips from the conflicts in both the Ukraine and Syria. Our facilitator will help us look at US foreign policy in those regions as well as in Gaza and Iraq. How has the Obama administration fared with its foreign policy? Will foreign policy play a part in the 2014 elections? Watch MCHR website for more details. Facilitator: Dr. Fred Pearson, director of Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, WSU
$5 donation accepted. For more info call the MCHR office at 313 579-9071 or go to www.peaceactionmich.org, or call the Peace Action office at 248 548-3920.