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Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Names New Board Members

Posted July 17th, 2018  |  News

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.

Victor Wheeler
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.

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MCHR Board Slate for 2018 -2019

Posted June 14th, 2018  |  News

Members can vote in-person at the annual meeting on June 21, by e-mail to support@mchr.org, or by phone at 313-579-9071. The vote is YES or NO for the full slate.

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United States Continues Supporting Saudi-led War in Yemen Abayomi Azikiwe

United States Continues Supporting Saudi-led War in Yemen

Posted June 14th, 2018  |  News

A commentary by MCHR Board Member Abayomi Azikiwe
Editor, Pan-African News Wire
MCHR Board Member at Large

March 26 represented the third anniversary of a massive bombing and ground campaign in the Middle Eastern state of Yemen, the most underdeveloped country in the region…

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Upcoming Event! MCHR Annual Meeting – Poor People’s Campaign: Lessons Learned and Looking to the Future

Upcoming Event! MCHR Annual Meeting – Poor People’s Campaign: Lessons Learned and Looking to the Future

Posted May 22nd, 2018  |  News

Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Annual Meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., June 21, 2018 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish in Oak Park. Keynote speaker Rev. Ed Rowe and others will talk about the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign.

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MCHR is co-sponsor of Reversing Runaway Inequality activist workshop on May 19, 2018

MCHR is co-sponsor of Reversing Runaway Inequality activist workshop on May 19, 2018

Date: May 19th 2018, 9am-3pm  |  Featured  |  News

Michigan Coalition For Human Rights and Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice present a training based on the best selling book “Runaway Inequality” by Les Leopold, co-founder of NYC’s Labor Institute.

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