Come Party With Us on December 5th, 2018 at our year-end fundraiser where we’ll enjoy dinner, dancing and a program celebrating our first five *Justice Awardees!
Your contributions will help us support:
- Training community leaders to run for office
- Immigrant rights
- The rights of formerly incarcerated citizens to get good jobs
- The right for Michigan seniors to have affordable, dignified long-term care and for their caretakers to get a fair wage
Reverend Dee Dee M. Coleman – As the first woman to lead the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit, Reverend Coleman oversees 170 member churches and more than 700,000 congregants. Rev. Coleman has committed to focus the council of churches on social justice issues including water issues, education and incarceration. She is especially interested in working with the communities who are left behind in Detroit. As a new member of Michigan United, Rev. Coleman helped lead our largest state candidate forum at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.
Max Freer, 16, inspires us for the future. He interned at MU and MPC while still in middle school! In 2017, Max led the effort to expand Movement Politics across all of Michigan’s counties. He built public support for the Rranxburgaj Family living in sanctuary in Detroit, collecting over 100 letters of support from Livonia Stevenson High School students and teachers. Max remains actively involved canvasing for MPC as well as on local candidate campaigns and is organizing students around issues at his school.
Lori Goldman, Metro Detroit Bridge Builder – Lori is the consummate organizer. The founder of Fems for Dems and Fems for Change, Lori connects Oakland County to candidates and candidates to volunteers like no one else. Her house is the hub of organizing activity constantly recruiting, building relationships and hosting events. Lori is a graduate of our Movement Politics Academy.
Pricilia Rodriguez-Trillo – Pricilia is a determined community leader fighting to stay in the United States while her case is in appeal. For the last 6 years, MU has worked with Pricilia on her immigration case while she took a leadership role in helping other families stop their deportations. She organized rallies, protests and pilgrimages, and set up meetings with elected officials to further their issues. An engineer in Venezuela who owned her own software company, Priscilia refused to cooperate with corrupt government officials and instead, came to America looking for asylum. She is still fighting for her case while continuing to help others.
Nadia Tonova – Michigan United’s first Board Chair, she supported us in the early days, providing our first office, free, at ACCESS, became our fiscal sponsor and taught us how to build an organization. She guided Michigan United through its merger and coached Ryan on becoming a director. Nadia is a local leader in building human services and became a national leader of the Arab American Community by being a voice for their civil rights work as well as a leader in the National Network for Arab American Communities.
Doors open at 5:30 pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!