Dear MCHR supporter,
Thomas Paine said: "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." 
It is has been one unbelievable summer and now we have just 53 days before the November elections. 
Our democracy is being threatened at every turn. Will you be a sunshine patriot or are you willing to work for change and perhaps the the future of democracy this fall  Here is a well written but short  article on the threats. Make it a must read.  
MCHR's first event of the fall will be a collaboration of several groups to present a Voter's Town Hall   (see flyer below). Learn about the ballot proposals and learn how to listen to candidate's words to learn what they really stand for. Being informed when you vote is the first step. Voting is the next important step. Are you registered to vote (October 9th is the deadline in MI) To register go to:,4670,7-127-1633_8716_8726_47669---,00.html   and will you vote in November???
Other steps you can take to save democracy:
Get out the vote!
Protect voting rights
Stop voter suppression
Check corporate rule
Reform campaign finance
Act to remove wealth inequalities(living wage, workers rights)
Build respect for all groups and unite for the common good
Safeguard a free press. social media, dissent
Keep public institutions and resources public
Be invovled in a group locally
Talk Politics (around the dinner table, with people of different viewpoint, with youth)
Watch this email next week for a resource sheet on ways to get involved!
MCHR has been involved in the develoment of a NW Detroit park renamed for local civil rights heroine, Viola Luizzo. See flyer below for details on the dedication event on Saturday, September 29th.
MCHR will also have its Fall Film Series in October. We will feature current films on hot issues and supply facilitators for each film that will give the viewers a local perspective on the issue. As always we will leave ample time for discussion followed by a brief time for announcemnts. This series is a great way to gather with like minded folks! (See flyer below).
To connect with us, consider membership or a donation to MCHR. Go to our webpage . 
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THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


RESIST! PERSIST! REPEAT!                         
Every Monday @ 4:45 p.m. Anti-war protest.Woodward & Nine Mile Ferndale.

Weekly Immigration Vigil, SW Detroit Clark Park, corner of Vernor and Clark, Fridays 3:45 pm

Sept 20th, 11am -2 pm, International Peace Day Rally for Peace, Lansing capital steps
 "Stand Up For Peace", is short 3-5 minute talks from leaders of different peace organizations and faith communities, with music and a reading of the UN Declaration of Human Rights which is celebrating 70 years this fall. Citizens for Peace 734-425-0079. 
Sept 20th, 4-5 pm, Detroit Stands with Puerto Rico and Against Austerity, Chase Bank 600 Woodward, Detroit, MECAWI, 
Sept 20th, 4:30-5:30, Families Belong Together, demand justice for families and children who continue to be separated due to cruel immigration policies. The administration is over 50 days past the deadline to reunite over 400 children with their families!  Stand with them. 333 Mt Elliott St, Detroit, MI 48207 
Oct 4th, 9:30- 11 am, Faith Leaders and Community Stand Against Water Shut Offs,  Hart Plaza, People's Water Board, 
SOCIAL JUSTICE CALENDAR                                                       
Some events courtesy of  Gray Panther Calendar, go to their website for more events. 
For another SJ calendar go to
Sept 22nd, 10am- 5:30, Detroit 67 Youth Summit, designed for high school students throughout Metro Detroit to: unpack and understand the significance of the events surrounding the history the July 1967 uprising, reflect on its relevance in their daily lives, and gain important insights/tools to take action in their community as leaders. Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202.
Sept 25th,  6:30 -8;30 pm, First of four part series on The Value/Benefits of Diversity, "Lets Talk About It",   A discussion about concerns Children might have about what they see and hear about the LGBTQ community, Kthleen La Tosch, Birminham Public School Education and Administration Building 31301 Evergreen, Race Relations and Diversity Task Force
Sept 25th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, MCHR Voters  Town Hall, (see above)
Sept 26th, 6-8 pm, Town Hall of DDOT Fares, Cass Corridor Commons 4605 Cass Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201, Detroit Freedom Riders,

Sept 27th 2-4 pm, Coalition to End Unconstitutional Tax Foreclosure Update, TechTown 440 Burroughs Street, Detroit, Michigan 48202
 Sept 29th, 11am, Ribbon Cutting Viola Luizzo Park, Forrer and Trojan, just west of Greenfield, south of Eight Mile.  PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATION! MAYOR MIKE DUGGAN WILL COMMEMORATE THE GRAND OPENING OF THE VIOLA LIUZZO PARK. 
Sept 29th, 8:00-9:30 pm, Bread & Puppet presents 'The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus'  2221 Carpenter St, Detroit, Michigan 48212,
Oct 3rd, 6;45, TALK at 7:15, "My Involvement in the Struggle for Justice and Peace.", Joe Mulligan SJ tells his story of  his longstanding commitment to uncovering the story of what happened to Fr. James "Guadalupe" Carney, who disappeared and most probably lost his life in Honduras in 1983.CLASA 313 993-1124 
Oct 5-7 2018 CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY GREAT LAKES REGIONAL CONFERENCE. Perrysburg, Ohio.  Overview:  Draw inspiration,  strengthen skills, build resolve, develop strategies and deepen connections as we work toward passing national Carbon Fee and Dividend legislation. 
Oct. 9th, 7 pm, First film of MCHR Fall Film Series, "America, I Too", (see flyer above)   Facilitators, Melanie Goldberg, immigration attorney, Adonis Flores, MCHR board member, staff of MI United, 
Oct 10th, 6:45- 9 pm, "Reflections on Mercy, Spirituality, and Justice,    Mary Ellen Brody, RSM and Gail Presbey speaks on their trip to Honduras, CLASA, UDM Briggs Building Room 317, 313 993-1124   
Oct 12-14  noon - 8 p.m. (10/12) & 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (10/13 & 14)  MY LAI MEMORIAL EXHIBIT.  This traveling exhibit on the 50th anniversary of the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam war will be on display at the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery and Peace Center at 33 East Adams (near Woodward), Detroit. Sponsored by Veterans for Peace Chapter 74 and the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery & Peace Center. 
Oct 16th, 7 pm, Second Film in Fall Film Series "Confronting Police and Vigilante Violence",  Facilitators: Mark Fancher, ACLU and De'von of Black Lives Matter, (see flyer above) 
Oct 20 10 a.m. WHAT'S AT STAKE IN VOTING FOR JUDGES ON MICHIGAN'S SUPREME COURT. Gray Panthers will be recruiting a speaker to provide insights on the Michigan Supreme Court and why we need to be aware of who's running for seats on this court in 2018. Location: Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak. For more info., call Randy at 248-549-5170.
Oct 23rd, 7 pm, Third Film in Fall Film Series, "Detroit 48202: Conversations Along the Postal Route", Producer of the film, Pam Sporn will be with us this evening.  Facilitators: Abayomi Azikiwe, MCHR board member and youth from Detroit Eviction Defence, (see flyer above).
Oct 24th, 6;45pm,  "U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Pathway to Empowerment?", Beth Blissman, Ph.D. (the Loretto Community U.N. Representative) will discuss the progress made towards ensuring that all women and girls around the world get the nutrition, health care, education and opportunities they need to flourish. UDM College of Health Professionals, Room 124, CLASA  317, 313 993-1124  
Oct 30th 7 pm, Fourth film in Fall Film Series," Water Warriors" is the story of a  native community's successful resistance against the oil and gas industry.  Facilitators: Marion Kramer HIghland Park water activist and a local native water warrior (TBN),  (see flyer above)
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