Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7-9pm
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
Unarmed African Americans have been shot and killed by police and white vigilantes at an alarming rate. It happened to Laquan McDonald in Chicago and it happens in Detroit and its suburbs as well. Unlike the Chicago case, guilty police officers most often are exonerated.
The brief video and speakers will address this violence and the legal and activist challenges to such violence. We also hear news stories of people taking justice in to their own hands Facilitator will be Mark Fancher, (attorney with the ACLU), Gloria House (African American elder) and De’Von Burt, representative of Black Young People 100. Moderator: Fran Shor.
Tuesday, October 16th, 7 pm
St John Episcopal Church
26998 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Suggested donation: $5
For more info call MCHR 313 579-9071
When Europeans invaded the American continent in the 15th and 16th centuries, they either sought to plunder the wealth of the indigenous population or to establish colonies as an extension of the war capitalism practiced by their competing nation states. To satisfy the need for labor, European settlers imported African slaves in the 17th century, enacting, in the process, a harsh regime of exploitation throughout the colonies. Once these North American colonies achieved their independence through the formation of the United States in the late 18th century, those states continued to engage in war and expansion against the indigenous populations and to enslave people of African descent.