• Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 06:00 PM · $18.00 USD · 247 rsvps
    NextEnergy Center

    Myra Wolfgang Awards

    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. 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 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. 

    Ticket Information

    $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)

    If none of these ticket levels are accessible for you, know that we want you there! Contact our Organizer for Culture & Resources to inquire about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities. 

    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 + 1/4 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

    Place an Ad in the Program Book 

    Shoutout $18.00 One line shoutout
    Mensch $50.00 Small ad
    Sustainer $100.00 Medium ad
    Advocate $180.00 Large ad
    Design $36.00 We design ad layout for you (add on to other options)

    See more details about ads and the process for placing an ad here.  The deadline for placing an ad is August 19th.

    Can't Make It to the Awards? 

    We would still really appreciate your help to make the event a success!  Here are three ways to support us without attending:

    • Be a member of the Host Committee - we'd be delighted to have you even if you can't attend! See above for details.
    • Place an ad or a shoutout in the program book - see above for details.
    • Sponsor someone who can't afford a ticket - just buy a ticket above, then email Valeriya and say that you'd like to donate your ticket. 

    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. 



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    Roslyn Abt Schindler             

    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.