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!


unnamed(2)DETROIT ’67

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:


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.