82nd Anniversary Dinner
May 11th, 5:30p
UAW Local 600

2019 Honoree
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

2019 Keynote Speaker
Michael Moore

Unsung Hero
Detroit Jews for Justice

Student Honorees
Cait De Mott Grady & Phil Keller
of WSU Law School

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2019 Honoree
CongressWoman
Rashida Tlaib

Rashida Tlaib is a well-known progressive warrior and, in her own words, “a mother working for justice for all.” Her two young sons are at the root of her unwavering passion to help change lives for the better. She is the oldest of 14 children, born and raised in Detroit, the proud daughter of Palestinian immigrant parents.

Rashida made history in 2008 by becoming the first Muslim woman to ever serve in the Michigan Legislature. She is beloved by residents for the transformative constituent services she provided, and for successfully fighting the billionaires and corporations that tried to pollute her district. When families get to know Rashida, they have no doubt that she will work tirelessly to knock down barriers for real change, and whether by policy or action, she will roll up her sleeves to make sure her residents are cared for, no matter how big the challenge. 

When billionaire slumlord Matty Moroun refused to follow the law and get polluting semi-trucks off neighborhood streets, Rashida organized residents with the We Have A Right To Breathe campaign and forced Moroun to fulfill his obligations to protecting public health. When large piles of black dust started showing up on the Detroit riverfront and blowing into homes and parks, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality told residents everything was fine, Rashida collected samples and got the substance tested herself - exposing the cancer-causing “petroleum coke” as a threat, and getting it removed. 

As an attorney at the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, Rashida took the movement to the courts, fighting racist emergency managers, abusive state agencies, and leading the fight for community benefits agreements that promote equitable development.  Rashida knows that effective advocacy requires an all-out approach, fighting in the community, in the legislature, and in the courts every day against injustice and inequality, so that every single person in this country has a chance to thrive.

She is currently the Congresswoman for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District, which includes the city of Detroit and many surrounding communities.


Photo: Rashida Tlaib being arrested on Woodward Ave in Detroit in solidarity with fast food workers and the D15 campaign. Oct. 10, 2018. Photo by Curtis McGuire.

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Photo: Rashida Tlaib being arrested on Woodward Ave in Detroit in solidarity with fast food workers and the D15 campaign. Oct. 10, 2018. Photo by Curtis McGuire.


2019 Honoree
CongressWoman
Rashida Tlaib

Rashida Tlaib is a well-known progressive warrior and, in her own words, “a mother working for justice for all.” Her two young sons are at the root of her unwavering passion to help change lives for the better. She is the oldest of 14 children, born and raised in Detroit, the proud daughter of Palestinian immigrant parents.

Rashida made history in 2008 by becoming the first Muslim woman to ever serve in the Michigan Legislature. She is beloved by residents for the transformative constituent services she provided, and for successfully fighting the billionaires and corporations that tried to pollute her district. When families get to know Rashida, they have no doubt that she will work tirelessly to knock down barriers for real change, and whether by policy or action, she will roll up her sleeves to make sure her residents are cared for, no matter how big the challenge. 

When billionaire slumlord Matty Moroun refused to follow the law and get polluting semi-trucks off neighborhood streets, Rashida organized residents with the We Have A Right To Breathe campaign and forced Moroun to fulfill his obligations to protecting public health. When large piles of black dust started showing up on the Detroit riverfront and blowing into homes and parks, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality told residents everything was fine, Rashida collected samples and got the substance tested herself - exposing the cancer-causing “petroleum coke” as a threat, and getting it removed. 

As an attorney at the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, Rashida took the movement to the courts, fighting racist emergency managers, abusive state agencies, and leading the fight for community benefits agreements that promote equitable development.  Rashida knows that effective advocacy requires an all-out approach, fighting in the community, in the legislature, and in the courts every day against injustice and inequality, so that every single person in this country has a chance to thrive.

She is currently the Congresswoman for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District, which includes the city of Detroit and many surrounding communities.

2019 Student Honorees

Cait De Mott Grady
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Phil Keller

of Wayne State University Law School

2019 Student Honorees

Cait De Mott Grady
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Phil Keller
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of Wayne State University Law School


2019 Keynote
Michael Moore

"Capitalism and democracy are the opposite of each other. Capitalism is a system that guarantees that a few are going to do very well, and everybody else is going to serve the few. Democracy means everybody has a seat at the table. Everybody."



Photo: Michael Moore at the march against Trump, New York City, November 2016. Photo by mathiaswasik.

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Photo: Michael Moore at the march against Trump, New York City, November 2016. Photo by mathiaswasik.


2019 Keynote
Michael Moore

"Capitalism and democracy are the opposite of each other. Capitalism is a system that guarantees that a few are going to do very well, and everybody else is going to serve the few. Democracy means everybody has a seat at the table. Everybody."



2019 Unsung Hero

Detroit
Jews for Justice

Through education, leadership development, grassroots campaigns, and arts, DJJ renews the Jewish ethic of working for social justice. DJJ employs the tools of community organizing to make life in Michigan more equitable and joyous for all, with a particular emphasis on people of color, low-income workers, the unemployed, women, GLBTIQ folks, immigrants, and others struggling against systemic bias. We draw on the richness of Jewish tradition, and wisdom to deepen and sustain our work. DJJ is proud to have meaningfully contributed to efforts for earned sick time, transit, housing, and water justice. DJJ was founded by Congregation T’chiyah in 2015.

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2019 Unsung Hero

Detroit Jews for Justice

Through education, leadership development, grassroots campaigns, and arts, DJJ renews the Jewish ethic of working for social justice. DJJ employs the tools of community organizing to make life in Michigan more equitable and joyous for all, with a particular emphasis on people of color, low-income workers, the unemployed, women, GLBTIQ folks, immigrants, and others struggling against systemic bias. We draw on the richness of Jewish tradition, and wisdom to deepen and sustain our work. DJJ is proud to have meaningfully contributed to efforts for earned sick time, transit, housing, and water justice. DJJ was founded by Congregation T’chiyah in 2015.

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Attend the Meet and Greet
with Michael Moore & Rashida Tlaib

May 11th
11am to 1pm
Hosted by the law office Goodman Hurwitz & James PC

light snacks provided

LIMITED CAPACITY