People’s Water Board Requests Gov. Whitmer to Provide Water Resources and Expedite Re-Connections in Thousands of Detroit Households as COVID-19 Emergency Worsens

Posted March 22nd, 2020  |  News

The growing COVID-19 public health emergency has worsened the water emergency being experienced by 9500 Detroit households who are disconnected from the city’s water services.

The People’s Water Board has requested that Gov. Whitmer take emergency measures and expedite the reconnection of water services, provide water  resources for affected residents, develop a statewide water affordability plan and other actions.

MCHR board member Kim Redigan is also a member of the People’s Water Board (PWB).

In a statement at recent PWB news conference, Redigan said, “We demand that water services be restored immediately to all households, and going into the future, plan to make water affordable for all families.”

Click here to view the PWB news conference.

Click here to view PWB letter appealing to Gov. Whitmer.


2020 MCHR Annual Dinner Postponed Until Fall Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted March 16th, 2020  |  News

The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights has postponed its 2020 Annual Dinner (originally set for Sunday, April 5) due to the coronavirus pandemic.

At a later date, the annual dinner will be rescheduled for sometime in September or October.

Be safe and be well.


The Detroit News published an op-ed on the proposed Israel-Palestine peace plan on March 2, 2020.

Posted March 2nd, 2020  |  News

The op-ed was authored by MCHR’s Barbara Harvey.

Click here to see Barbara Harvey’s op-ed “Stop the Palestinian Apartheid.”


The Gun Show: A Non-Partisan Play About Guns

Posted March 2nd, 2020  |  News

This event is cancelled due to coronavirus precautions.

6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery
33 E. Adams Avenue
Detroit, Mich. 48226
Ticket: $10 donation

MCHR is proud to be a co-sponsor of a one-woman show called “The Gun Show: A Non-Partisan Play About Guns.”

The play explores the relationship between Americans and their guns and the gun culture.

The narrative doesn’t favor any side or argument. Instead, it centers on the question: Can we talk about this?

Join us at Swords Into Plowshares on March 18, 2020 for this compelling one-actor play.

For more information, please contact

Click here to see flyer.


Deadline Extended to February 14, 2020 for Freedom Tour Student Applications

Posted February 23rd, 2020  |  News

The deadline for submission of applications from students who are interested in participating in the 2020 Freedom Tour has been extended to February 14, 2020.

Click here to see updated Freedom Tour application.