MCHR Founders Day Event

How should people of conscience deal with hate speech in the Trump era?

Monday Nov. 13- 7-9 pm.
8425 W. McNichols

Detroit Panel discussion with

Julie Hurwitz
Civil Rights Attorney, Goodman Hurwitz & James PC, Vice President National Lawyers Guild

Michael Steinberg
Legal Director ACLU Michigan Asha Noor CAIR-MI and organizer of the Take on Hate Campaign

Peter Hammer
WSU Law School Professor and Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.

$5 donation. Students free.

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Undoing the Demos: DPS Emergency School Managers and the Privatizing City

Detroit Public Schools: Teacher Sickouts, Deteriorating Buildings, Massive Debt, Rodents, E.A.A., Charter Schools, Overcrowding, No Heat, No Schoolbooks, No Computers

Undoing the Demos: DPS Emergency School Managers and the Privatizing City

Professor Tom Pedroni

Tuesday February 2nd @ 7pm

Responses following by:

William Weir – DPS Teacher

Aliya Moore – DPS Parent

St Matthew and St Joseph Episcopal Church

8850 Woodward Det 48202

Woodward near Holbrook. Adjacent secure parking.Click here for a printable flyer

Why we must stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Meet us at Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery at 7:00 PM on Tuesday Dec 8 to commemorate Human Rights Day! Hear Al Cholger, United Steelworkers of America (USW) District 2 Sub-district Director (SE Michigan) and Civil and Human Rights Coordinator, talk about the dangers of the TPP. Please sign in and share:

The Detroit Light Brigade is teaming up with Michigan Coalition for Human Rights to shine some light on the TPP after this event! Detroit is joining the rest of the world in saying NO TPP! NO TOXIC TRADE DEALS!

Immediatly following the event at Swords Into Plowshares, WE take ACTION!
Fight with light!
WE will be walking to a nearby overpass to say STOP THE TPP!

Dress warm and parking is free!

Here’s what people are saying about the TPP:

Leo Gerard, President, USW: “This is a prescription for disaster.”

Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate: “The most brazen corporate power grab in American history”.

Michael Brune, Sierra Club: “The Trans-Pacific Partnership would empower big polluters to challenge climate and environmental safeguards in private trade courts and would expand trade in dangerous fossil fuels that would increase fracking and imperil our climate.”

Bernie Sanders, Senator: “Bad trade deals like the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership are a major reason for the collapse of the American middle class and the increase in wealth and income inequality in the United States.”

Keith Ellison, Congressman: “I’m not against trade…but they’re not really trade deals. They’re really investment deals between international corporations…They’re saying we want to get a race to the bottom so we can exploit the most unfortunate worker.”

WE MUST stop the Trans Pacific Partnership!


2015 MCHR Founder’s Event

Founder's Event 2015

Join us for the 2015 MCHR Founder’s Event on Monday, Nov 9 at Marygrove College’s Denk Chapman Hall at 7 pm.

The Bishop H Coleman McGehee Jr. Founders Award will be presented to Rev. Harry Cook.

Lawyers, activists, and humanitarians Alice Jennings and Carl Edwards will also present “Revolutionary Humanism in the 21st Century”.

A $5 donation is suggested to attend the event.

Join us for the Detroit Projects- Oct 13-15

unnamedMCHR is co-hosting readings and discussions of 3 plays revolving around the recent history of Detroit with WSU and other organizations on October 13-15 at the Charles H. Wright Museum in the General Motors Theatre.



Paradise Blue sets the scene in 1949 in Detroit’s Paradise Valley, now Lafayette Park. Blue, an exceptional trumpeter, contemplates selling his once-vibrant club to rid himself of inner and outer conflicts from his past. The staged reading for Paradise Blue will take place on 7:00 p.m. at Tuesday, October 13. Join us at The Wright Museum!


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During the explosion of the lively city of Motown as well as the civil rights movement, Detroit ’67 follows Chelle and Lank through familial and racial tensions that arise in their own backyard. The staged reading for Detroit ’67 will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14.

Join us at The Wright Museum!


Skeleton Crew follows four auto workers who stare insecurity in the face as Detroit falls into the 2008 recession. With the announcement of a shutdown by the end of the year, their jobs at the last exporting auto plant in the city are in jeopardy. The staged reading for Skeleton Crew will take place at 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday, October 15.

Join us at The Wright Museum!

Check out the list of panel discussion facilitators, including multiple MCHR board members, below:


MCHR to host Jorge Parra, Colombian leader of ASOTRECOL, Oct 4

Jorge Parra, the leader of ASOTRECOL (Association of Injured Workers and Ex-Workers of GM Columbia), is returning to Detroit.

He and his fellow workers just completed 4 years of their encampment at the US embassy in Bogota, protesting GM’s criminal behavior towards its workers.

Kalamazoo College recently selected ASOTRECOL as one of ten finalists for its 2015 Global Prize for Transformative Social Justice Leadership*. The winner, to be announced in Kalamazoo on Saturday, Oct 10, will receive $25,000.

MCHR proudly announces a welcoming reception on Sunday October, 4th from 1:00-3:00 pm at Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery (33 E Adams, Detroit- free parking off Woodward).

At our 2013 Annual Dinner,  Jorge Parra received the “International Labor Activist” award. He will report on the successes and challenges of the ex-GM workers’ 4-year encampment at the US Embassy.

HEAR about ASOTRECOL’s enduring struggle that is exposing the epidemic of fired, injured workers all over Colombia and the toothless “labor protections” of the US-Columbia FTA!

SEE 10 minute video documentary (Google: “injured GM workers of ASOTRECOL 2015”)

GIVE a one minute video about what ASOTRECOL has meant to you.

CELEBRATE their just stand for the rights of workers injured on the job

DONATE much needed funds to help sustain the ASOTRECOL encampment! Can’t attend? Please donate online at

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* The Kalamazoo College Global Prize awards $25,000 to an innovative and transformative social justice leadership project from around the world. The competition honors and uplifts grassroots work that challenges structural inequality and centers the voices of those most impacted by an injustice.