Today, DJJ worker rights co-liaison Hayley Sakwa joined our partners in We the People-MI, rallying at the Capitol and submitting public comment to a hearing on SB 1175 & 1171. This fall, citizen ballot initiatives for strong legislation on paid sick time and increased minimum wage collected enough signatures to get on the ballot. However, the legislature rammed these bills through on their own, before the citizens could have a say, so they could proceed to severely roll back the protections they would offer Michigan workers.
On September 19, 2019, 6:00-9:00 pm, at NextEnergy, in Detroit, DJJ is putting on the first-ever Myra Wolfgang Awards Gala!Read more
For Hanukkah, art leader Hannah Lewis collaborated with the Water Team to create this awesome zine providing a deep-dive into regional water issues with illustrations and text drawn from Torah.Read more
DJJniks gathered last night to make art out of recycled materials for Sunday's Hanukkah action: Illuminating Water Justice.Read more
On Monday, October 29th, just a few days after the Pittsburgh massacre, I attended a conversation with other members of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable on Class, the Jewish Community, and anti-Semitism.
Image source: Jews for Racial and Economic Justice FacebookRead more
T’chiyah, our amazing host synagogue, recently brought renowned eco-feminist, anti-war activist, and poet Marge Piercy to town for a poetry reading. One of my favorite Piercy excerpts is from “The Low Road”:Read more
Find links to press coverage of the Pittsburgh vigil below.Read more
Imam Dawud Walid and DJJ Executive Director Rabbi Alana Alpert wrote an op-ed in The Detroit News titled, "Intolerance lies below the surface in America."Read more