New Video Tells the Story of MCHR

“Bending the Arc” tells the story of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights. Through interviews with MCHR’s founders and leaders, this short film traces its history from its founding in 1980 by three Detroit clergy wanting to provide alternative views to the religious right and respond to growing divisive elements in religion and politics — to its current involvement to establish water rights for low-income Detroit citizens and sponsorship of Freedom Tours providing young adults the opportunity to travel and better understand the history of our country’s civil rights struggle. “Bending the Arc” was produced by John Hammond and Frank Joyce.

The Fight for a Human Right: short film directed by WSU student and Freedom Tour 2013 alum

This short video on the right to water was directed by Anderson Tilson, a lifelong Detroiter and current WSU student who was on MCHR’s 2013 Freedom Tour. The film features interviews with a couple of Detroit activists, including MCHR board member Kim Redigan.