Handle With Care: Shelter

July 22, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Ash Arder’s Whoop House,
Installations from bree gant + DAAY + saylem m. celeste,
Performance by VenusLoc,
A zine library by Flower Press + PaperStreet Press,

and other activities and experiences will be a beacon for an interactive sculpture garden about home space.

July 22, 2023
4 pm – 7 pm
2653 Hunt St, Detroit, MI 48207 (Outside)
Free with RSVP
Intergenerational participation is welcomed!

About Handle With Care:

Handle With Care is a three-part experimental series of community activations centered around the intuitive resilience of Detroiters and the role communal care plays in our collective resistance. Through the lenses of Abolition, Transformative Justice, and Community Care, the series provides an accessible platform for participants to delve into fundamental human needs that shape our survival and the collective practices we hold to persist in our freedom struggles. Handle with Care will encourage Detroiters to rediscover and nurture their internal compass for accessing joy, mutual perseverance, and dreaming within the carceral landscape by making space for the knowledge within. This event series is the fruit of a long year of research through saylem m. celeste’s residency at the Detroit Justice Center and the pilot project of the resulting Transformative Justice/Black Feminist group, Midnight Care Collective.

Handle With Care is a place of respite, play, and possibility. Our offerings within this series are intended to provide a softened lens concerning social justice movement work, communal relationships, and healing beyond constricting ways of being. We explicitly stand to reject what removes us from our Care and denies us an “impossible” future, past, and now.

With this work, we prioritize Black Women and Femmes, Detroiters, People impacted by the -isms of industrial complexes (prison, medical, non-profit, etc.), people craving rest/connection, traditionally misrepresented identities, and folks interested in sustainable justice movement work. We welcome others who understand and uphold this lens within Abolition, Detroit, and Freedom.

We ask all community members who join to hold the values of centering the experiences of those most affected by structures of power. We do not stand in the authority of others’ healing- we hold space to express what we collectively need and reveal pathways to receive

We ask that you center these values within this series of care offerings.


July 22, 2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Midnight Care Collective


2653 Hunt St, Detroit, MI 48207