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…
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.
On Monday, May 14, as the Trump administration was dedicating the opening of its new embassy in Jerusalem, the Israeli military used deadly force against unarmed Palestinian civilians who were marching toward the Gaza border with Israel. On that deadly day, more than 60 Palestinians were killed and several thousand were injured, with many of the wounds being catastrophic in nature.
MCHR is proud to be partnering with the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute to educate 45 Metro Detroit youth from a diverse variety of backgrounds across racial, ethnic, class, relgious, sexual orientation, and gender identities in hands-on social justice leadership tactics fromJuly 9th to July 20th, 2018. It is up to all of us to mentor the next generation of youth change makers to become the leaders in their own struggles!
We need YOUR help in raising $15,000 to cover the operational costs associated with this large and important undertaking. Funds will be used to secure transportation, room rentals, food and beverage, pay honoriums for our educators, and purchase neccesary supplies. Please help us educate these young leaders about the rich social justice heritage of our region and equip them with the tools they need to continue our struggles!
Youth will go on a local Freedom Tour to various sites with historical and continuing civil rights importance including Viola Liuzzo Park, Mohammed’s Temple No 1, the Eight Mile “Birwood Wall”, and the William Lambert Home. Participants on the Tour will take part in experiential educational activities with local activists and educators at each of these sites.
Youth participants in the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute will also attend two overnight educational experiences- one on Wayne State University’s campus in downtown Detroit and one in historic Idlewild, Mich.
Stay tuned for youth and volunteer registration info.
Contact MchrRbsiFt2018@gmail.com to get involved.