Freedom tour poster contest

Ferris students encouraged to participate

The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) has announced a poster contest to mark the group’s upcoming 2016 Freedom Tour.

MCHR is asking for 18-inch by 24-inch posters with a theme or message representing the Civil Rights Movement, including its history, leaders or important places and events. This is a statewide event in which Ferris State students are encouraged to participate.

A grand prize of $1,000 will be awarded to a first place winner, with a second prize of $500.

The contest is in celebration of this year’s Freedom Tour—a 10-day educational bus trip for Michigan high school students through the south, learning and experiencing the socio-political history of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

MCHR is an advocacy group dedicated to human rights through education, community organization and action. The Detroit-based organization was founded in 1980.

For complete poster contest rules and background on the 2016 Freedom Tour, go to: http://www.mchr. org/2016/02/poster-contest-rules/.