Uncategorized — November 8, 2011 at 7:55 am

Sugar Law Center to host lecture and fundraiser – November 16, 2011


Friend of the Blog™ (hey, if Stephen Colbert can have a Friend of the Show™…) Sugar Law Center is having a very special night next week, Wednesday, November 16th. First, they are hosting the Leonard Grossman Memorial Lecture. As you know if you read this blog regularly, Sugar Law Center is suing the State of Michigan over the Emergency Manager Law (Public Act 4.) They have taken this issue by the horns and have already had some incremental victories. I fully endorse this organization and encourage you to support them in whatever way you can.

So, first, the lecture:

The Leonard Grossman Memorial Lecture:
Movement Lawyers and Citizen Activists—Essential Collaboration For Justice

by Attorney Michael Pitt

Free and open to the public

Michael Pitt is a nationally acclaimed litigator in employment and civil rights cases. Among his major victories was his leading role in securing justice and $100 million in damages for incarcerated women who were sexually assaulted by guards in Michigan’s prisons.

Sugar Law Center is pleased to present Mr. Pitt as the inaugural speaker for the Leonard Grossman Memorial Lecture, which honors community activist Len Grossman (1922-2011). Len was one of the founders of the Sugar Law Center and served on its board of directors as part of a lifetime of work for progressive causes.

Time: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Ave., Suite 300
Detroit, MI

RSVP and more information HERE.

That same evening at the same venue, Sugar Law Center will have a fundraising dinner and award banquet where they will be giving an award to the plaintiffs in Brown v. Snyder (the Emergency Manager Law lawsuit.)

Essential: Advocacy for Community Justice

Come celebrate heroes of community justice, enjoy live jazz with guitarist Spencer Barefield & bassist Jeff Pedraz, exquisite hors d’oeuvres, and the chance to connect with fellow activists at Sugar Law’s annual reception. We will present the Maurice Sugar Voice for Justice Award to the 28 dedicated citizens who brought the legal challenge to Michigan’s unconstitutional “emergency manager” law. Tickets are $50 in advance (http://tiny.cc/essl), $60 at the door ($25 low-income/student).

Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI

For tickets and more information, click HERE.

The Facebook page for this event is HERE.