Michigan Coalition for Human Rights

by Michigan Coalition for Human Rights
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Undated, Fall 1994?
5 pages
Type: Brochure
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The brochure says the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights is an interfaith, multi-racial network of individuals and civic, business, religious, labor and humanitarian groups, working primarily with the religious community in pursuit of justice and peace; from a position of solidarity with those who suffer oppression and injustice locally and globally, the mission of MCHR is to promote awareness and commitment to human rights through education, community organization and action. The brochure says MCHR organized a major midwest regional conference Abolishing Apartheid/Ending Racism: The Struggle For Justice in South Africa and the U.S., held in Detroit, March 6-8, 1992; •MCHR's fourth FREEDOM TOUR IV: A Journey of Discovery was held July 18-August 2, 1992 with 23 students participating; MCHR held a special screening of Malcolm X and follow-up discussion, co-sponsored by the Racial Justice Center of Grosse Pointe and New Detroit; •MCHR hosted a five-part film/lecture series, A Question of Justice: Challenging Apartheid and Racism, in January and February 1993; MCHR, working with the Cranbrook Peace Foundation, organized a gathering of Detroit area religious leadership with South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu on July 15, 1993; MCHR sent three delegates to South Africa in May 1994 to monitor the outcomes of the first democratic elections; MCHR organized a day-long conference on Environmental Justice, ''Detroit's First Environmental Justice Gathering," June 18, 1994. The brochure includes a quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. The brochure says B. Pennie Millender is Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and Bishop H. Coleman McGehee, Jr. is MCHR Chair Emeritus. • About MCHR… • Our Mission… • A Brief History of MCHR • What We've Been Doing • MEMBERSHIP
Used by permission of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root