Detroit Justice Center’s 5 Year Anniversary

August 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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We’re celebrating our 5th Anniversary on August 24th from 6-9pm at The Eastern in Eastern Market!

Join us as we honor the achievements we’ve made together over the last 5 years. This special evening will be filled with good food, dancing, a silent auction and a special installation by saylem celeste, DJC’s 2023 Artist in Residence.

You’ll have a chance to connect with our staff, learn about the impact we’re making, and see for yourself exactly how we’re advancing the fight for freedom in Detroit.

This is going to be a sellout event, so purchase your tickets today to reserve your spot!

For a limited time, we’re offering a special chance to join our Freedom Dream Sustainers program! Spend $150 or more on tickets and you’ll automatically become a member and receive a VIP tour of our new headquarters, the LOVE Building, this fall!

COVID-19 precautions: We have your safety in mind as the pandemic continues. The event will take place indoors but will also have an outdoor space with plenty of distance to minimize risks as much as possible. Masks are encouraged, but not required, to keep everyone healthy.

† Do you want to support, but in a different way? Perhaps you can’t make the anniversary celebration or you just want to make an impact this month? Read our FAQs below to learn about different ways to get involved.


Where can I learn more about DJC’s accomplishments and impact?

Check out our Impact Report and see how we’ve partnered with our community to end mass incarceration! 

How do I donate a silent auction item?

Click on the donation link, complete the form to donate an exciting in-kind item(s and a member of the Anniversary Planning Committee will contact you within 48 hours. 

What is the dress code?
Come as you are! You may dress up if you’d like, but formal wear is not required to attend the celebration.

What is the cost to attend?

The base amount to cover the cost of participating is $150 per adult. Supporters with the capacity to give more are encouraged to do so! If the cost is inhibitive, please reach out to Carly to learn about volunteer opportunities that can grant you free entry at:

When is the deadline to purchase tickets?

The ticket registration form will remain open until August 10, 2023 or until we reach capacity.

How do I request accessibility needs?

When purchasing your ticket(s) select “Yes” to “Do you have any accessibility requests?” and submit your requests by August 10th. If you have any questions, please contact Jasmine at

What will we do at the anniversary celebration?

We will meet at The Eastern from 6-9pm for a strolling event to gather & celebrate with good food, dancing, a silent auction and a special installation by saylem celeste, DJC’s 2023 Artist in Residence.

Is this a family friendly event?

Yes! Families of all sizes and ages are welcome to participate. While we encourage youth and teens to fundraise as well, kids under 18 can participate for free. Just be sure to let us know how many kids are joining you when you register.

Are masks required?

Although masks are not required to be worn, we ask that everyone practices precautions. If you’re feeling ill or have recently been around someone with COVID, please stay home & rest. We want to make sure this is a fun & safe event!

Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the registration table. Hand sanitizer will also be located throughout the venue, including but not limited to food & beverage stations.

Will I be able to socially distance?

While checking-in at the registration table, you’ll be able to place color-coded stickers on your nametag to showcase your social distance preference. For example, you choose a green sticker because it means you’re open to handshakes & hugs.

Where do I park at The Eastern?

You are welcome to park in the gravel lot that holds up to 125 cars. We’ll block off a few spaces in front of The Eastern for easier access to the building. Additional public parking is available along Russell St.

Can I invite my network to make a donation even if they can’t attend?

Yes! Individuals don’t have to attend the celebration to make an impact. Share the registration link with your network and have them select the option: “I can’t attend, but would love to donate!” and enter an amount in the provided space.

I can’t make it to the celebration, but I’d love to still show my support! You can show your support by:

 (1) donating a silent auction item. Click on the donation link and complete the form to donate an exciting in-kind item(s); or

 (2) making a one-time donation: Click on the registration link, select: “I can’t attend, but would love to donate!” and you can still make an impact for our 5th anniversary.

 Additional information will be provided in advance of the event. Please reach out to Jasmine if you have any immediate questions at

Thank you to our sponsors!


August 24, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Detroit Justice Center


The Eastern
3434 Russell St Suite 501
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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