Thursday, September 7th,
7 - 9PM
International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, 111 E Kirby Street, Detroit MI, 48202
Update: This event has SOLD OUT and we currently have a waitlist! We do have a few volunteer roles open, please contact us if you'd like to claim one.
We are so excited to invite you to the 2023 Myra Wolfgang Awards Gala! Our third gala will celebrate the achievements of Metro Detroit Jews and social movements making the region more habitable for us all. Our honorees are the incredible Mary Ellen Gurewitz, Maureen Taylor, and Cosecha Michigan. Please join us in celebrating their incredible work!
We will celebrate these contemporary activists in the memory of Myra Wolfgang, a feminist labor leader in Detroit, who was given the title, the 'Battling Belle of Detroit.' She earned this nickname through her work as the chair of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the chief executive officer of Local 705. Deeply embedded in organizing strikes and minimum wage campaigns, she consulted in contract talks for dozens of local unions. In memory of Myra, and the long history of Jewish progressives and leftists in Metro Detroit, we will celebrate work—both within and outside the Jewish community—that is moving us towards a better world. We hope you join us to reflect and celebrate these inspiring figures!
We also host the Myra Wolfgang Awards to celebrate DJJ's growth and work to organize the Metro Detroit Jewish community to support movements for racial and economic justice. We are so proud of how we have grown as an organization, and want to share our accomplishments with as many people as we can! We hope you will buy a ticket or join the Host Committee to demonstrate your continued investment in our work.
What to expect at the event:
Dinner Catered by Al Ameer
Desserts from Astoria Bakery
A selection of NA Drinks (International Institute is a dry venue, so no alcohol will be served.)
An after party at Red Hook Wine Side — first 36 arrivals get a free class of wine (more details below).
A live performance from Jake Ehrlich!
Speakers, celebration of our honorees, schmoozing, a collaborative art project, and fancy connective community vibes!
Join our Host Committee!
All hosts will be listed online and on invitations, are invited to a private reception with the honorees before the event, and will receive a bundle of DJJ merchandise. In addition, hosts sponsoring at various levels will receive recognition as follows:
|Receive 2 tickets + a program listing as an Amud
|Receive 3 tickets + a program listing as an Ozer
|Receive 4 tickets + a program listing as a Tzadik
|Macher/Mover & Shaker
|Receive 4 tickets + a program listing as a Macher + an original work of art by a local artist
|Receive 5 tickets + Acknowledgement from the stage at the event + a program listing as a Ro'eh + an original work of art by a local artist
Tickets & Donations
This event has SOLD OUT! We have a few volunteer roles open, please contact us if you'd like to claim one.
If you would like to donate the event or join the host committee without purchasing a ticket, you can go to our donation page, and comment 'Wolfgang'.
Your gift over $36.00 on the occasion of the Wolfgang Awards to Detroit Jews for Justice, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is tax-deductible as allowed by law.