Past Events

MCHR’s Capital Campaign: Launch feat. Rev. Jim Wallis

Date: Apr. 29, 2021 @ 7-9pm  |  Featured  |  Fundraisers

“In and through community lies the salvation of the world…” ~Dr. M. Scott Peck~


Dear MCHR Supporter,

The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) has proudly served as a communal change agent for over forty years, expanding its vision overtime, to promote awareness of, commitment to, and advocacy for human rights and the environmental rights of planet Earth, through education, community organization, and action. Many of you are aware of the important work that MCHR participates in to help the oppressed, the vulnerable, the poor, the outcast, and to protect the environment; opposing forces that suppress human dignity, freedom, and justice. This commitment is ever present today through MCHR’s community involvement, committed boards, staff and most importantly, supporters and allies like you who make it all possible. As we reflect on all that these forty plus years have afforded us, we wholeheartedly acknowledge that our measured success heavily relies on societal interconnectedness and reciprocated support.  Where would we be without you?!

This year, we are embarking on our first annual Capital Campaign with a goal of raising $30,000. A successful Capital Campaign will allow MCHR to continue to participate in providing the much-needed assistance, education, and contributions to people and communities. Without the continued support of generous donors like you, MCHR would not be able to sustain its local, national, and international community participation, particularly in view of the financial damage suffered due to the worldwide pandemic. To maintain the positive impact that MCHR contributes to people and communities, it is vital for the Capital Campaign to be a success. May we count on you to donate to our Capital Campaign? Your donation(s) will be tax deductible and you will be contributing to the positive impact we strive to make with our community.

We are grateful for the continued work we have been able to do during this unforeseen time, but there is so much more work to be done in the name of human rights. This is where your support comes in, by way of donations, membership, becoming a campaign sponsor, attending, and sharing events. The Capital Campaign will launch on April 29th, 2021, concluding August 1st, 2021. Please review the Donor Form (on ways to give) and flyer which highlights the inaugural campaign program on April 29th. Also, stay informed via our bi-monthly e-newsletter, website (, and social media outlets for events to follow in May and June. Remember, it truly takes a village!


2021 Capital Campaign Launch

2021 Capital Campaign Launch

Posted April 28th, 2021  |  Featured

Featuring Keynote Rev. Jim Wallis Thursday, April 29th 7PM – 9PM Live on Zoom & Facebook Writer, teacher, preacher, and justice advocate, Reverend Jim Wallis is the founder of Sojourners and a New York Times bestselling author. He is a widely recognized public theologian, renowned speaker, and regular international commentator on ethics and public life. […]


2021 Myra Wolfgang Awards honoring MCHR’s very own, Julie Hurwitz and Rudy Simons

2021 Myra Wolfgang Awards honoring MCHR’s very own, Julie Hurwitz and Rudy Simons

Posted April 23rd, 2021  |  Featured

Julie Hurwitz, Civil Rights Attorney Julie Hurwitz, of Detroit, Michigan, is a partner in the firm of Goodman Hurwitz & James, P.C., where she specializes in civil rights and government misconduct litigation. She is the founding Executive Director of the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice [Sugar Law Center] in Detroit, from 1990-1993 […]


MCHR Presents a Post-Election Townhall at 7 p.m. on November 12, 2020

Date: Nov. 12 2020 @ 7pm

MCHR invited you to a lively community discussion in the aftermath of the General Election. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on November 12, 2020 at Zoom and on MCHR’s Facebook page.

Join us for a discussion about the election and the future as we move into 2021.

To see the event notice please click here.



Date: Oct. 17th, 2020 @ 10am-noon

Gilda Z. Jacobs, President & CEO
Michigan League for Public Policy

Zoom Presentation: Open to the Public – Invite Friends and Family
Saturday, October 17, 2020
10 a.m. to Noon
(part of Gray Panthers public meeting)

Click HERE to Join the Meeting; or call 1-646-558-8656, ID: 811 7988 9305

CO-SPONSORS: Southeast Michigan Green Parties; United Church of Christ – DMA; Peace Action of Michigan; Michigan Coalition for Human Rights; SE Michigan Jobs with Justice; Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, Southeast Michigan; Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network.

Gray Panthers Metro Detroit is an intergenerational social justice organization with members in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. For more information, call Randy at 248-224-5572 (cell).

Click here to download the flyer.