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U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib Delivering Keynote Address at MCHR’s 2019 Annual Dinner/21:34

Posted April 29th, 2019  |  News

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib was the keynote speaker at MCHR’s annual dinner in mid-April. Tlaib talked about her introduction to the U.S. House of Representatives, the possible impeachment of President Trump and the energy and new ideas brought by the newly-elected members of Congress.

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Sold-Out MCHR 2019 Annual Dinner Featured U.S. House Rep. Rashida Tlaib as Keynote Speaker

Posted April 19th, 2019  |  News

The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights held its 39th annual dinner at Marygrove College on April 14, 2019.

U.S. House Rep. Rashida Tlaib was keynote speaker and she addressed numerous issues, including the many problems with our immigration system and ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement); progress of the House of Representatives oversight of the Trump Administration; and challenges regarding the leadership and future direction of the Democratic Party.

Commenting on the environment in the House of Representatives, Tlaib said she feels “more Palestinian in the halls of Congress than I do anywhere in the country — in the world.”

A record number of tickets were purchased for this year’s annual dinner, making it one of MCHR’s most successful fundraising initiatives ever.

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Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Solidarity Statement on New Zealand Mosque Shootings

Posted March 27th, 2019  |  Statements

We stand with the Christchurch Muslim community and our Kiwi friends in their time of mourning and pledge our support.

We encourage people worldwide to provide donations and support to the families of victims as soon as that information becomes available.

This type of violence and the hate that motivates it is unacceptable in any country and people worldwide have a responsibility to stand up and say no.

Click here to read entire statement.

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U.S. Incarceration Rate Highest in the World

Posted March 23rd, 2019  |  News

New Report from Prison Policy Initiative Provides “Big Picture” Look at Incarceration in U.S. Criminal Justice System

According to the Prison Policy Initiative, the U.S. holds the dubious distinction of having the world’s highest rate of incarceration at 698 persons in jail of every 100,000 population.

Michigan has an incarceration rate of 641 per 100,000 persons. This ranks 30th among states.

A new report published by the Prison Policy Initiative, “Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie,” takes a detailed look at where and why people are locked-up in the U.S. and dispels some modern myths to focus attention on the real drivers of mass incarceration.

Click here to view the entire report.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2019 Freedom Tour Set for July 12 & 13

Date: Jul. 12-13th, 2019

The 2019 Detroit Freedom Tour will explore Detroit’s civil rights history by visiting a series of locations significant to the movement, including: The Birwood Wall; Algiers Motel; Shrine of the Black Madonna; Mohammed Temple; New Bethel Baptist Church; Ossian Sweet House; Viola Liuzzo Park and many others.

For more information contact freedomtour2019@gmail.com.

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OUR MISSION

Michigan Coalition for Human Rights promotes awareness of, commitment to and advocacy for human rights and the environmental rights of planet Earth through education, community organization and action. MCHR opposes forces that suppress human dignity, freedom and justice — locally and around the world.

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Phone: 313 579-9071
Fax: 313 922-8888

9200 Gratiot
Detroit MI, 48213

Michigan Coalition for Human Rights promotes awareness of, commitment to and advocacy for human rights and the environmental rights of planet Earth through education, community organization and action. MCHR opposes forces that suppress human dignity, freedom and justice — locally and around the world.

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