NLG Members and supporters:
We are delighted to announce that there will be a virtual NLG Anniversary Dinner this month! So, please, save the time and date because you can’t miss it.
Detroit & Michigan National Lawyers Guild 84th Anniversary Dinner, Sunday, February 21 4:00 pm
On Sunday, Feb 21, our keynote speaker will be the exciting new member of Congress, Cori Bush, of St Louis. A veteran of the 2014 Ferguson uprising, a nurse, pastor, and organizer on the ground in the movement for Black lives – she brings her energy, experience, and brilliance to the fight for justice, now raging across America, to the halls of Congress. We are thrilled that Cori Bush will livestream to share her time and words with us.
Our principal Honoree will be the amazing Detroit Will Breathe, anorganization and movement formed on the streets of Detroit this past summer, waging powerful, collective, and persistent struggle against police brutality and racism.
Our Unsung Hero Award will go to Michigan Liberation,an organization that is building empowering and dynamic campaigns to end the criminalization of Black families and communities of color throughout Michigan. In 2020, in addition to working for the release of people imprisoned during COVID, MI Liberation organized Street and Jail Teams which provided extraordinary support to the movement for Black lives – every day and night with the marches on the streets, and at the jails, for hundreds of arrested protesters. And anytime, its Mental Health Team has been available for activists dealing with pain and trauma.
On Feb 21, of course, we will honor outstanding law student NLG members and note the incredible work of our Chapter during these terrible and awesome times.
There are so many Legal Observers, attorneys, legal workers, and activists to celebrate this year. We hope you will all attend!
And we are excited to have music from local movement musicians to elevate our spirits.
We will soon send out formal invitations in which you will be able to register for this wonderful event. Watch for it and stay tuned!
– NLG Anniversary Dinner Committee, National Lawyers Guild Detroit & Michigan Chapter