We want to personally thank you for joining us to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. It was jam-packed. It began when we honored his legacy with a thought-provoking conversation on race at our rally with special guests Dr. Louis Forsythe II, Dr. Irene Lietz, and Dr. Patricia Coleman-Burns.
On Monday, we held a Justice Assembly and Awards Ceremony, recognizing individuals and organizations embodying Dr. King's values of justice and dignity. We were honored to have the incredible Michigan Deputy Secretary of State Aghogho Edevbie, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Dr. Ijeoma Nnodim Opara, Rev. Cindy Rudolph, and numerous others as our guests. We also honored trailblazers and activists Emma Lockrage, Maya Manuel, and posthumously Reverend Dr. Joann Watson, Samantha Woll, and Ted Lawson.
We are pleased to share our fantastic 2024 Justice Assembly and Awards Ceremony winners:
Mamie Till Political Healer Award: Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib
Mamie Till Political Healer Award Honoree: Reverend Dr. Joann Watson
Justice Warrior Award: Veronica Taylor
Winnie Mandela Freedom Fighter Award: We the People of Detroit
Winnie Mandela Freedom Fighter Award Honoree: Emma Lockridge
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award: Marvin Cotton Jr.
Ryan Bates Founders Award Honoree: Samantha Woll
Ryan Bates Founders Award Honoree: Ted Lawson
Ryan Bates Founders Award Honoree: Maya Manuel
Ryan Bates Founders Award: Michigan Center for Youth Justice
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners.
Watch the Dr. Martin Luther King Justice Assembly and Awards Ceremony here:
With your help, our collective efforts will help us move toward justice and dignity in Michigan. We appreciate your support, and let's continue working together for a better Michigan. Thank you again.