The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights has elected three new members to its board of directors. The announcement was made by MCHR Chair Cary McGehee.
The new board members are:
Rev. Denise Griebler
Griebler is pastor of First United Church of Christ in Richmond, Mich. A long-time human rights and social justice activist, she has been active in the sanctuary movement since the 80s. Griebler also serves on the board of directors of SIPAZ, an international human rights organization in Chiapas, Mexico.
Dr. Imam Achmat Salie
Salie is a program developer at University of Detroit/ Mercy. He has been imam at several mosques in Michigan and Ohio and created Islamic Studies programs at Oakland University and UD Mercy. He is part of the interfaith, peace, environmental and spiritual movements.
Wheeler is an adjunct professor at Marygrove College and director of re-entry programs at Inkster, Mich.-based Truth Recovery, Inc. He is a long-time advocate of formerly incarcerated persons and works with them to productively re-enter the community.
These three new members have all distinguished themselves as leaders in human and civil rights. We’re pleased they’ve joined us and look forward to the vision and energy they’ll bring to MCHR,” said McGehee.