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 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."

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)

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. 

Avalon International Breads                                                 Ollie Dodt at Villekulla Flora 

 

Dr. Roslyn Abt Schindler

Advertise with us

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.

WHEN
September 19, 2019 at 6pm - 9pm
WHERE
NextEnergy Center
CONTACT
Valeriya Epshteyn · · 248 802 5302
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Who's RSVPing

Will you come?

$5,400.00 Legacy builder
Receive 8 tickets + full page ad + identification as an event sponsor
$3,600.00 Prophet
Receive 7 tickets + 1/2 page ad + identification as an event sponsor
$1,000.00 Phenome
Receive 6 tickets + 1/4 page ad
$720.00 Visionary
Receive 5 tickets + 1/8 page ad
$540.00 Champion
Receive 4 tickets + a program listing
$360.00 Trailblazer
Purchase 3 tickets + a program listing
$180.00 Purchase 2 tickets + program listing
You and one guest can join us and your name will be listed in our program
$72.00 At cost ticket + sponsor an activist/student/etc
This provides the purchaser one ticket and sponsors another attendee
$36.00 At cost ticket
This non tax deductible purchase reflects the true cost of attending this event
$18.00 Sponsored ticket
For activists, students, and un(der)employed folks/those on fixed income

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