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Honoring the 1937 UAW Flint Sit-Down Strike on Feb. 11 at UAW Local 909 in Warren

Date: Feb. 11th, 2019 @ 3pm

A free event honoring the UAW sit-down strike at the Flint GM auto plants in 1937 will be held from 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 at UAW Local 909. The union hall is located at 5587 Stephens, Warren, Mich. 48091.

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

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.

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Martin Luther King Day

Date: Jan. 21st, 2019

Martin Luther King Day is Monday, January 21, 2019.

Join the celebration of Dr. King’s life on Monday.

See listing of MLK Day 2019 activities taking place in and around Detroit.

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MCHR Board Member Frank Joyce to Speak about White Nationalism at 7 p.m. on December 13 at St. Peter’s Church in Detroit

Date: Dec. 13th, 2018 @7pm

To mark International Human Rights Day, Frank Joyce will present “A Treatment Plan for White Nationalism” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at St. Peters Episcopal Church. Joyce, a noted Detroit activist and author, is a long-time member of the MCHR Board of Directors. He helped found People Against Racism (PAR) and has been involved with labor, anti-racist, human rights and peace initiatives and campaigns since the early 1960s.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is located at 1950 Trumball Avenue, Detroit, Mich. 48216.

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MCHR Founders Day 2018

Date: Tues., Nov. 13, 2018 - 7-9pm

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7-9pm

Mississippi Freedom Summer and SNCC Organizer

Hollis Watkins
Author of “Brother Hollis: The Sankofa of a Movement Man”
Co-Founder and President of Southern Echo, Inc.

“Hollis Watkins is the Co-founder and President of Southern Echo, Inc., a leadership organization dedicating to empowering local residents throughout Mississippi and the Southern region to make political, economic, educational, and environmental systems accountable to the needs and interests of the African-American community.”
– from Petra, Leaders for Justice

MCHR’S BISHOP H. COLEMAN MCGHEE, JR. CHAMPION OF JUSTICE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO DETROIT AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST FRANK JOYCE

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
General Motors Theater
315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit 48201

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