his Changes Everything” film screening at DIA- May 26                       

MCHR is proud to co-sponsor a screening of the film This Changes Everything at the Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA (5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit 48202) on Thursday May 26.

Doors open/networking at 6pm

Film at 7pm

Filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years,This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestsellerThis Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.Interwoven with these stories  is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Free to the public.

"It is a civilizational wake-up call. A powerful message-spoken in the language of fires, floods, droughts, and extinctions-telling us that we need an entirely new economic model and a new way of sharing this planet."   
     Naomi KleinThis Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate    



2016 MCHR

Freedom Tour Promo

       2016 MCHR Freedom Tour  
is a month away
 June 19-29, 2016
           We need to raise a busload of money.   
        Any donation amount helps.
                                                                                         The Freedom Tour is a ten day educational  

.FT Service Day - Viola Liuzzo Park


trip with high school students around MI learning and experiencing the history of the civil rights movement. It will be an opportunity to become deeply engaged in the history of the civil rights movement while also making the connection as to what it means to them and their communities today.
FT  - Tour of Detroit.



Known as the voice of folk music in Michigan for his work with WDET-Detroit Public Radio. Asproducer and host of the Folks Like Us program, and the nationally syndicated, Sing Out Radio Magazine and Folk Alley, Watroba has come in contact with many aspects of folk music and culture. He is committed to get the world to sing, one town at a time.
Matt recently did a tour  of civil rights sites similar to MCHR's Freedom Tour. He will be sharing  and leading us in many of the song of the civil rights movement.
Please help us
raise funds for the Tour and have some fun.
Thursday, June 9th at 7 pm 
Swords into Plowshares Gallery 33 E Adams
Free Parking in rear next to Central Methodist
Enter from parking lot only.
Light Refreshments                                                          $20 donation  
Bringing Climate Justice Home to Detroit  
A Free Showing of theNaomi Klein Film
Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit 48202
Thursday May 26, 2016
     Doors open/networking at6pm
     Film at 7pm
Call to Action!!!  
Every Monday @ 4:15 p.m.  Anti-war protest. Woodward & Nine Mile Ferndale.
Women in Black, Second Sat of the month noon to 1 pmWear black, walk in silence to protest the violence in the world. Go to Facebook: Women in Black, Detroit.   https://www.facebook.com/Women-In-Black-Detroit-1414825072097546/?fref=ts 

STOP THE TPP!    http://www.flushthetpp.org/presidents-week/ Call your Rep and let them know to oppose TPP.

As water turnoffs begin again in Detroit: Call Rep Lee Chatfield 517 373-2629 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to hold hearings on eight MI Water Reform Bills and say that water is a human right and clean affordable water is a necessity for all!
Report your call to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
From Detroit Eviction Defense (http://detroitevictiondefense.org ): **Keep the Pressure on Flagstar!** We had a great rally at Flagstar's Eastpointe branch two weeks ago, with more than 45 people telling the bank to stop the eviction of Barbara Campbell
1) Friday, May 20, Noon, Flagstar Dearborn Heights, 26545 Ford Rd
2) Saturday, May 21, 11:15 am, Flagstar Detroit, 18411 Mack Ave near Warren Ave
3) Saturday, May 21, Noon, Flagstar Berkley, 28653 Woodward, south of 12 Mile 

Some events courtesy of Gray Panther Calendar, go to their website for more events:
May 21    10 a.m.  UNDERSTANDING THE PEOPLE'S BUDGET.  Randy Block, Chair of the new 
National Council of Gray Panthers Networks, will provide a review of the "People's Budget" developed by Congressional Progressive Caucus' budget for 2017.  Learn how the mission of the original Gray Panthers Project Fund is being continued through the National Council of Gray Panthers Networks, a national grass roots organization based in Michigan.  Learn how the Council's federal budget solutions are similar -- but more bold -- than that of the People's Budget. Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak  (turn north at first stop light on 13 Mile past Crooks Road).  For more information, call Randy at 248-549-5170.

May 26 7 pm Naomi Klein's film, "This Changes Everything" on climate change and the economic system, Detroit Film Theatre 5200 Woodward, MCHR cosponsor with  environmeal groups. FREE.

May 26  6:30 pm, "Racism: A Call to Conversion" Tim Wise, Marygrove College Theatre Tickets $10 call 313 922-1435
May 27th On this 30th anniversary of the onset of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, the Alliance To Halt Fermi-3 (ATHF3), in association with the Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery (33 East Adams, Detroit, MI) is proud to announce the opening of "Chernobyl + 30:  Half-Lives, Half-Truths" by photojournalist Gabriela Bulisova. The display will begin on Friday, May 27th, 2016 from 6 PM until 9 PM and extend into Summer 2016.
June 1st 6:30 pm ATHF3 Allies Meeting, Swords into Plowshares 33 E Adams , planning for a major rallyin collaboration with Beyond Nuclear on Oct 5th, in Monroe MI on the 50th anniv of Fermi I.
June 9th 7 pm "Songs of the Movement" Freedom Tour Fundraiser with Matt Watroba at Swords into Plowshares 33 E Adams $20 donation. 313 579-9071

June 14    7 p.m.   FILM: MAKING A KILLING: GUNS, GREED AND THE NRA.   Film tells the stories of how guns -- and the billions made off of them -- affect the lives of everyday Americans. Sponsored by Citizens for Peace Location: Unity of Livonia, 8660 Five Mile, Livonia.  Call: 734-425-0079 or go to www.citizens4peace.com

June 16th  7pm MCHR Annual Meeting  with Speaker, Abayomi Azikiwe, Responders: Wayne and Kezia Curtis,
"Is There a Role for Movements for Peace, Racial Equality and Social Justice in the 2016 Elections?" Our Lady of Fatima Activities Building, 13500 Oak Park Drive and Coolidge $5 donation,  Refreshments,Board elections.
Save the Date:  September 8th
Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners and
Author of New book: Racism: America's Original Sin
In America's Original Sin, Wallis offers an urgent and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism that is so ingrained in American society.


MCHR is seeking other justice and church organizations to become cosponsors for this huge event. Please contact Marge 313 579-9071.


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