MCHR and Sierra Club present The Real Deal on the Green New Deal

Date: Feb. 6th, 2019 @ 7pm

@ the Royal Oak Public Library
222 E. Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak, Mich. 48067

Michigan Coalition for Human Rights and Sierra Club are sponsoring an information session on the Green New Deal. Speakers from Sierra Club and Sunrise Movement Michigan will explain the Green New Deal, answer questions and discuss their related work. Program is set for 7 p.m., February 6th, 2019 at the Royal Oak Public Library.

Wondering what to do to help fight climate change? Have you heard about this Green New Deal? come learn about climate action and how the Green New Deal fits into local actions already happening to create a livable planet for future generations. From beginners to activists, everybody can learn and participate in this presentation about Detroit and Michigan’s role in the future.

Special guests will be present from Sunrise Movement Michigan to explain their work on the Green New Deal.


Water Justice Issues in Detroit Flint & Palestine

Swords Into Plowshares
33 E. Adams
Detroit, MI
Discussion & Brunch with Thomas Abowd

Join Us at 12 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Swords Into Plowshares, 33 E. Adams, Detroit, Mich. 48226.

Tufts University Professor Thomas Abowd will discuss water rights and conservation issues.


Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace/Detroit

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Detroit After Disasters: Capitalism, Colonialism and Spatial Racism

Wayne State University Law School
A presentation by Prof. Peter Hammer, director of Damon J. Keith Center for Human Rights at WSU Law School
Sponsored by National Lawyers Guild, Michigan Coalition for Human Rights and ACLU/Michigan.

Peter Hammer will be telling the tale of two cities through the lens of structural racism, examining the continuing reality of a city that remains separate and unequal.

The event is free and open to the public.

7 p.m., March 20, 2019
WSU Law School/Partrich Auditorium

471 W. Palmer Ave.
Detroit, Mich. 48202
(Parking available in structure across street from Partrich Auditorium)


April 14, 2019, MCHR Annual Dinner at Marygrove College, Keynote Speaker is U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Reception: 4 p.m. Dinner: 5 p.m.

The MCHR Annual Dinner will be held April 14, 2018 at Marygrove College in Detroit.

U.S. House Representative Rashida Tlaib will deliver the keynote address.

MCHR will also recognize several individuals and groups for their human rights activism:
  • Lifetime Achievement Award — Sam Stark and Kae Halonen
  • Organization Award — East Michigan Environmental Council (EMEAC)
  • Youth Activist Award — Jonathon Roberts
  • Special Recognition — Colombian GM Workers

For more information on tickets, sponsorships or dinner program advertising, contact Chantelle Yancy at or 313-775-0442.

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