Thank YOU! - 2021 Myra Wolfgang Awards

Thank you for joining Detroit Jews for Justice for the 2021 Myra Wolfgang Awards - virtual gala.

"Sometimes reorganization is a proactive choice, and sometimes it chooses us. The pandemic has brought with it so much learning, and also enormous suffering. And while I know that this work of creating, and overthrowing, and building, and healing happens in the streets, and at the ballot box, and on lobby day, and in our inboxes, and board rooms, and kitchen tables, I know it also happens in our hearts."

Rabbi Alana, Founding Executive Director speaking at the 2021 Myra Wolfgang Awards

Once again, congratulations to this year's honorees:

  • Julie Hurwitz, Civil Rights Attorney
  • Detroit Disability Power, Disability Rights Organization
  • Rudy Simons, Peace and Human Rights Activist

Did you miss it? Do you want to share it? Or just relive this wonderful community gathering?

Watch the 2021 Myra Wolfgang Awards recording here!

The fundraising auction is now closed. Thank you to all who participated in the auction - if you were the winning bidder on an item, you should have received an email from BetterWorld with confirmation. A DJJ staff person will be in touch in the coming days to coordinate delivery of your item! If you have any questions about the auction, email [email protected]

Thank you to our wonderful Host Committee:

Thank you to our honoree presenters:

  • Tristan Taylor for Julie Hurwitz
  • Tova Perlmutter for Detroit Disability Power
  • Cary McGehee for Rudy Simons

Thank you to our Arts and Culture Contributors:

  • Olivia Guterson, 2021 Myra Wolfgang Awards visual art contributor
  • Chace Morris, spoken word poetry performance
  • Ian Finkelstein, jazz piano performance

Thank you to our 2021 Myra Wolfgang Awards Planning Committee:

  • Merrill Alpert
  • Syma Echandia
  • Lora Frankel
  • Emiko Hayashi
  • Jane Miller
  • Roslyn Schindler

Thank you to the Three Lyons Creative for providing audio visual support for the evening and Matthew Butler for the live ASL interpretation.

Thank you to our wonderful host Zak Rosen!

Whether this was your 100th, 18th or 1st event with Detroit Jews for Justice, we hope this year's Wolfgang Awards brought you a sense of hope and community. We look forward to continuing this joyful and sacred work with you. Onward!

In Solidarity,

Detroit Jews for Justice


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  • Blythe Kim
    published this page in Blog 2021-05-05 17:37:52 -0400