RSVP to upcoming events at www.detroitjewsforjustice.org/events. See you soon!
Join us for an evening with Founding Director Rabbi Alana Alpert. Learn about how you can support the work of Detroit Jews for Justice.
More info coming soon!
Stay tuned for more details about a Shabbat dinner we're hosting in partnership with Dessa Cosma, Executive Director of Detroit Disability Power (DDP).
More about DDP:
Detroit Disability Power's mission is to leverage and build the organizing power of the disability community to ensure the full inclusion of people with disabilities in Metro Detroit.In the meantime, check out these resources on disability justice:
This meeting will include a presentation from No New Jails.
More info coming soon!
Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice (SEMJWJ) is coordinating this year's Labor Day march. You're invited to march with the DJJ contingent. Details about timing, meetup location, and parking are forthcoming. RSVP below to stay in the loop.
SEMJWJ proposes that marching in large numbers in this year’s Detroit Labor Day March can mark the first step toward a labor-community unity, as inspired by Jim Hightower and Sen. Paul Wellstone’s motto, “We all do better when we all do better.”
Imagine: “We All Do Better When …"
- “we raise the minimum wage”
- “when everybody has health care”
- “when unions are stronger"
- “when we create Green Jobs”
- “when everybody has clean, affordable water"
- “when we have justice for all”
RSVP below for updates about the march!
Join us for DJJ's Inaugural Myra Wolfgang Awards Evening
Thursday, September 19th, 6 - 9PM
NextEnergy 461 Burroughs, Detroit
DJJ is establishing the Wolfgang Awards to honor those who have shown principled tenacity in pursuit of justice and to create a financial anchor for our work. Thank you for joining us for this evening and for the long haul. We can do so much more with your generous support and belief in our work.
Myra Wolfgang, "The Battling Belle of Detroit"
The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan (JHSM) describes Myra Wolfgang as one of the nation’s first women union organizers. A child of Eastern European immigrants, Wolfgang was training at art school during the Great Depression when she had to turn to labor organizing out of necessity. Wolfgang played critical roles in the Woolworths' strike, in several organizing drives throughout Detroit's service industries, and eventually Michigan's first minimum wage law. We are blessed to stand on her shoulders.
This year, we're honoring Selma Goode & Sylvia Orduño
Selma Goode has organized students, mothers, grocery workers, and fellow Democratic Socialists. Sylvia Orduño has deep roots as an anti-poverty advocate and organizer for water, housing, and environmental justice. We are moved by their fierce leadership and are thrilled to host them as honored guests, and as our local movement heroes.
Keeping up with us in the meantime
Check out our events page for where we're going next, and save the date for a panel in partnership with the JHSM. On Wednesday July 10th, from 6 to 8PM, at 15000 W. 10 Mile Rd in Oak Park, we will host, ""Her Strength is Our Strength": Jewish Women and the Labor Battles of Detroit."
$36.00 1 ticket (at cost) $72.00 at cost + sponsor an activist/student/etc $180.00 2 tickets + name listing in program book $18.00 Sponsored ticket (for activists, students, and un(der)employed folks/those on fixed income)
We offer our volunteers a comp'd ticket. Please contact our Organizer for Culture & Resources to sign up for a volunteer role.
Join our Host Committee!
Trailblazer $360.00 Receive 3 tickets + a program listing Champion $540.00 Receive 4 tickets + a program listing Visionary $720.00 Receive 5 tickets + 1/8 page ad Phenome $1000.00 Receive 6 tickets + 1/4 page ad Prophet $3600.00 Receive 7 tickets + 1/2 page ad + identification as an event sponsor Legacy builder $5400.00 Receive 8 tickets + full page ad + identification as an event sponsor
If you cannot attend, send wishes in our program.
Gratitude to our Growing List of Sponsors
Our sponsors make this event and our long-term sustainability possible. We are deeply grateful for their belief and investment in our work, and we are humbled by their leadership in our community.
Dr. Roslyn Abt Schindler
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For event sponsorship and program book ad inquiries, email our Organizer for Culture & Resources
Your gift over $36.00 on the occasion of the Wolfgang Awards to Detroit Jews for Justice via our fiscal sponsor, Congregation T’chiyah, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is tax-deductible as allowed by law.