The 2019 Detroit Freedom Tour was co-sponsored by a partnership which included: MCHR; St. John’s Episcopal Church (Royal Oak); Christ Church Detroit; 4-H/MSU Extension and PlanterPlus Group.
The Freedom Tour took place on July 12-13, 2019. A group of 42 people, including both adults and youth, participated in the tour and several pre-tour panel discussions and events.
Over the course of the two-day event, the tour made 18 stops at landmarks and organizations which have played an important role in the civil rights history of Detroit and Southeast Michigan.
The Algiers Motel, Birwood Wall, Viola Liuzzo Memorial Park, New Bethel Baptist Church and the Rosa Parks Institute were among the attractions visited by the 2019 Freedom Tour.
A written and photographic report summarizing last July’s Freedom Tour is available at this link.
The planning has already begun for MCHR’s 2020 Freedom Tour which will again take a group of young Michigan social justice activists on a tour of historical civil rights sites and landmarks in the Deep South. The 2020 Freedom Tour is tentatively scheduled for late June 2020. More information will be forthcoming.
7 p.m., November 12, 2019
MCHR Founders Event
Swords into Plowshares Tech Center & Gallery
33 E. Adams, Detroit, Mich. 482226
This is a Power Point presentation by Dr. Fran Shor, Wayne State University professor emeritas of history and time peace & justice activist.
In addition, the 2019 Bishop Coleman H. McGehee, Jr. Champion of Justice Award will be presented to civil rights activist & Freedom Rider Dorothy Dewberry Aldridge.
MCHR will be a sponsor of “Standing Up for Immigrants and Refugees” at 7 p.m on October 16 at Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism.
The public affairs program will address community responses to the unjust and immoral immigration policies of the current administration.
Presenters are Jeffrey L. Falick, a secular humanist rabbi and Melanie Goldberg, an immigration attorney.
The Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism is located at 28611 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan.
For more information click here.
Michigan Coalition for Human Rights stands in solidarity with the UAW workers in their strike against GM. Read more here.
MCHR was co-sponsor of an art and fundraising event held in June at Playground Detroit.
According to MCHR Chair Cary McGehee, “The art event was outstanding. A beautiful venue, good turnout and beautiful artwork. Plus, some money was raised for all of the co-sponsors. I hope we do this on a regular basis.”
Many thanks to MCHR Board Member Key Locke, who organized the event, and everyone who attended.