Thank You! See you at the Myra Wolfgang Awards on Tuesday, May 4th!


Thank you for RSVPing to attend the 2021 Myra Wolfgang Awards! Join your DJJ community on Tuesday, May 4th (a.k.a. Star Wars Day!), a virtual gala to celebrate the community we’ve built together!'

A link to attend the virtual event will be emailed one hour before the event's start. The event will have a live ASL interpreter. If you or your guests require other accessibility accommodations, please email Blythe at [email protected] or call (248) 961-2549.

[Image: DJJ Leader Ne'ilah Alpert in a one of a kind Baby Yoda Purim costume by Raya Samet]

Organizing is slow and steady work. Events like the Myra Wolfgang Awards are bright moments within our hard working DJJ community for joy, connection and pride. The Myra Wolfgang Planning Committee is excited to invite you to this virtual gala where together we can celebrate and honor our amazing partners in organizing towards racial and economic justice in Detroit.

We are proud to announce the 2021 Myra Wolfgang Honorees:

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

The evening will include a cultural program with contributions from Detroit artists, including:

  • visual art by Olivia Guterson
  • a musical performance by pianist Ian Fink
  • a poetry reading by the TETRA Art Collective

The event will be hosted by Zak Rosen, creator of famed podcast the Best Advice Show.

Our fundraising online auction is NOW OPEN and will close at the end of our virtual event on Tuesday, May 4th. Get your bid in for some truly amazing deals and steals from our generous community!


With warm regards and . . . onward!

Your 2021 MWA Planning Committee

Roslyn Abt Schindler, Host Committee Co-Chair

Lora Frankel, Host Committee Co-Chair

Jane Miller, Host Committee Co-Chair

Syma Echeandia, Auction Committee Co-Chair

Emiko Hayashi, Auction Committee Co-Chair

Miriam Chesterman, DJJ Intern and Auction Committee Co-Chair

Blythe Kim, DJJ Organizer for Culture and Resources

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.