Upcoming Event: June 15th!

On Saturday, June 15, 2024, Dearborn non-profit partners Littlefield Action for Social Justice (LA4SJ) and Homage to Black Excellence (H2BE) will host a panel discussion called Celebrating Juneteenth in Dearborn: Why It’s Important. The event will take place from 6pm-8pm at the Annex of City Hall Artspace (13615 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, John Nagy Dr. entrance). LA4SJ will moderate a discussion among Black community activists and residents of Dearborn, who will offer their insight, experience and varied viewpoints on what Juneteenth is, and why it’s important to publicly celebrate it as a community. The panelists include Dr. Julia Kapilango, founder of H2BE, DeJuan Bland, Lead Organizer for Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (MOSES), and Deborah Fair, past president of the Michigan Black Presbyterian Caucus (MBPC). Following the panel, guests will have time for Q&A and continued conversation. H2BE will curate light refreshments by local Black vendors, including Toni Treats and Good Eats. The event is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to come with an open mind and heart and a willingness to learn in a safe space.

Mission

Our mission is to address and confront structural racism in our communities. Our path toward this mission is awareness, reflection and purposeful action.

We welcome all, 
regardless of faith orientation, social/economic/marital status, race/ethnicity, ability, age, 
and sexual identity/orientation.

Objectives

  • Confront structural racism.
  • Educate ourselves and our community through various resources and mediums.
  • Connect and Collaborate with local leaders and organizations already doing this work.
  • Provide opportunities to attend related events and take doable action.
  • Lift up the voices of the unheard and marginalized.

Waawiyaatanong

Artwork by Indigenous artist Hadassah GreenSky  entitled “Waawiyaatanong- From the Ashes, She Rises”, (artist compensated for use of digital artwork). Waawiyaatanong “where the curved shores meet” is the Anishinaabemowin name for the land also known as Detroit, MI. Learn more about Hadassah here.



950+ volunteer hours supporting hunger relief

 

80+ anti-racism educational opportunities and events

 

Land Acknowlegment

LA4SJ was founded in what is currently known as Dearborn, MI. Dearborn is nourished by the Rouge River which flows to the Detroit River and connects Lake Huron with Lake Erie. Dearborn’s more-than-human inhabitants include the red tail hawk, white tail deer, great blue heron, muskrat, marsh fern, wild columbine and red oak. It is also the ancestral, traditional and contemporary land of the Meskwaki and Anishinaabe Peoples including Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Odawa. We acknowledge Indigenous people and communities who live here now and those who were forcibly removed from their homelands. In our work, we strive to affirm and uplift Indigenous sovereignty, history and experiences. We also acknowledge people of African descent who were violently brought here and whose labor was extracted with no compensation nor reparations to date. Locally, Dearborn’s racist and segregationist history challenges us to work harder to build a more equitable and just future together.

About

Littlefield Action for Social Justice (LA4SJ) is a 501(c)(3) organization located in Dearborn, MI. Learn more about us.

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Are you passionate about working for social justice? Whether you are newly inspired or a life-long activist, we welcome your presence and participation.

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