Alternatives to Policing Panel Discussion

Wayne State Law School 471 W Palmer Ave, Detroit, MI

This Panel Discussion event is FREE. All are welcome. 6:30pm EST: Attend the event ONLINE or IN-PERSON at Wayne State Law School. Zoom info coming soon!

The Unfinished Work of Abolition

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School 3501 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA

The Advocacy for Racial and Civil (ARC) Justice Clinic, the Law School’s newest in-house clinic, invites you to celebrate its launch at a convening on February 3, 2023, from 12:30 […]

Nonprofit Succession Planning


Nonprofit Succession Planning FREE WEBINAR Wednesday, March 15, 2023 12 - 1 pm ET / 9 - 10 am PT Nonprofit boards and CEOs almost universally agree—succession planning and executive transitions are critical to get right. This is especially true when a departing leader is a founder or has been in the role for a […]

Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Michigan Theater 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI

Amanda Alexander Building Our Communities’ Freedom Dreams WHEN Thursday, March 30, 2023 5:30 pmWHERE In-person Event Michigan Theater 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Map/Directions DETAILS Penny Stamps […]

Opening: Free Your Mind— Art & Incarceration in Michigan

MIKE KELLEY’S MOBILE HOMESTEAD 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI

Admission: $10 suggested donation. Free for MOCAD Members. Join us as we open our Spring + Summer exhibitions and celebrate all the artists. We are excited to have artist and […]

Fireside Chat: A Conversation with Freedom Dreamers


What better way to celebrate our 5th Anniversary than connecting with freedom dreamers in our community?

Join us on Thursday, June 29th at 12pm for our virtual fireside chat, A Conversation with Freedom Dreamers, to hear about the transformative work happening right in our backyard!

Handle With Care: Shelter

2653 Hunt St, Detroit, MI 48207

Our Artist in Residence, saylem m. celeste, has been working on a very special project titled, "Handle With Care." This event series is the fruit of a long year of research through saylem's artist 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 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.

Panel Discussion: Strategies for Advancing Abolition

MOCAD 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

This conversation features the voices of leaders from Michigan Liberation, American Friends Service Committee, and Detroit Justice Center working to reimagine public safety through an abolitionist and community-informed lens.

NLG Annual Meeting & Elections

Spread Art 5141 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit, MI

“Working Together to Fight Fascism”
We’re so excited to have Nancy A. Parker speak at our Annual Meeting. Get ready to be energized! Not only do we need strategy and solidarity to survive and defeat the growing fascist state, we need hope, information, and inspiration. Nancy offers all of these with wisdom, passion, and dedication to the people.

Detroit Justice Center’s 5 Year Anniversary

The Eastern 3434 Russell St Suite 501, Detroit, MI

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.

Surveillance Ain’t Safety! Open Meeting

General Baker Institute 15798 Livernois, Detroit, MI

On Thursday, August 31st, the Stop Shot Spotter Coalition will be holding an open meeting for community members to gather for a conversation about the use of facial recognition technology, Project Green Light, gunshot detection technology, and the expansion of police surveillance in Detroit. The wrongful arrest of Porcha Woodruff is a clear example of the dangers police surveillance poses to Black Detroiters and why we must stop investing in these harmful and ineffective technologies.