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Jogging While Black: An MCHR Statement on the Murder of Ahmaud Arbery

Posted May 18th, 2020  |  Statements

February 23, 2020, an unarmed black man, Ahmaud Arbery, while jogging in his Georgia neighborhood, was fatally shot by a white former police officer and his son.

Reportedly, there were burglaries in the area, and the white former police officer and his son thought Arbery looked like the thief, and so they pursued him with a truck and guns.

Did it matter that Arbery usually jogged five miles a day in this neighborhood — his neighborhood?

Did it matter that as these white “vigilantes” (as some have called them) started to corral Arbery with their truck that he was running down the middle of the road?

It’s not common for criminals to try to escape the scene of the crime by jogging down the middle of the road in plain view.

According to Arbery’s family, the police came to their door implying that he was fatally shot during a burglary. The implication was that Arbery was not a victim, but was the suspect.

Click here read the entire statement on Ahmaud Arbery’s murder.

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Detroit Water Restoration Update: More Information on Detroit Water Service Restoration Initiatives

Posted April 13th, 2020  |  News

Efforts continue to restore water service for thousands of Detroit residents now facing additional health dangers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Be informed and show your support:

1. Letter from Rep. Rasida Tlaib to Gov. Whitmer in support of a Detroit Water Restoration Task Force
Click here to view Rep. Tlab’s letter to Gov. Whitmer.

2. ACLU letter to Gov. Whitmer urging her to expedite the restoration of water services for Detroit residents.
Click here to view ACLU’s letter to Gov. Whitmer.

3. Proposal for creation of a Detroit Water Restoration Task Force
Click here to view proposal for creation of Detroit Water Restoration Task Force.

4. Write to Gov. Whitmer supporting Clean Water and Sanitation Access for All Michiganders.
Click here to view a sample letter to Gov. Whitmer.

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Legal News Publishes Interview with MCHR Chair Cary McGehee Covering a Range of COVID-19 Issues

Posted April 7th, 2020  |  News

In a recent interview published by legal industry trade journal Legal News, MCHR Chair Cary McGehee discussed a range of topics relating to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Click here to see Legal News article.

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MCHR April 2020 Newsletter: Helpful Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted April 6th, 2020  |  Newsletters

The COVID-19 virus has complicated life for everyone. The April 2020 edition of the MCHR Newsletter features information on resources available during the crisis.

Click here to view the newsletter.

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COVID-19 Update from the People’s Water Board

Posted March 26th, 2020  |  News

The People’s Water Board has released some important updates, information and things you can do to help in this emergency public health situation.

Click here to view the People’s Water Board COVID-19 update.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

MCHR 2020 Freedom Tour Set for June 19-30, 2020, Information and Applications Now Available

Date: Jun. 19-30, 2020

The Freedom Tour is scheduled for June 19-30, 2020. Once again, MCHR will sponsor an unforgettable 10-day bus tour through the Deep South to explore the history of the civil rights movement and the people and ideas that drove the movement.

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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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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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