The Detroit MLK Day Committee relies 100% on donations from the community to fund the Annual Detroit MLK Day Rally and March. Our expenses include printing costs for publicity, posters, and banners and the use of church facilities.
Please consider a donation to the Detroit MLK Committee. You may donate online or by check. The most cost-effective way to donate is to mail a check and avoiding the online transaction costs.
Online donations may be made using CashApp: $DetroitMLKDay
Checks should be made out to Detroit MLK Day and mailed to:
Detroit MLK Day Committee
5920 Second Ave,
Detroit, MI 48202
2023 Fundraising Appeal
Dear Friend and Social Justice Advocate,
This year’s 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Rally & March comes at a time of rising hatred, bigotry and military conflict both inside the United States and around the world. The Detroit MLK Day Committee is once again requesting your financial support to continue this tradition which mobilizes the largest social justice gathering in the whole of southeastern Michigan.
On Monday, January 16, 2023, the Detroit MLK Day Program/Rally and March will commemorate the 94th birthday of Dr. King. This year’s program will feature speakers and cultural workers from the Detroit area to emphasize the decades-long struggle for civil rights, self-determination and social justice locally, nationally and internationally.
The event is being held under the theme: “Six Decades of Mass Movements: The Struggle Continues.” Detroit has been at the center of the popular movements for labor, civil rights, political empowerment and self-determination extending back to the 19th century to the present.
You are cordially invited to attend this 20th Annual Detroit MLK Day event at our location of the Historic St. Mathew’s-St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church located at 8850 Woodward Avenue between King and Holbrook in the city’s North End neighborhood. This venue, which is a historic institution in Detroit having played an integral part in the 19th century Underground Railroad and the Northern High School Student Strike of April 1966, among other important events, will place us in the heart of the city in a community where gentrification, water shutoffs and tax foreclosures continue to take a serious toll.
The program begins at 12 noon in the sanctuary and will include music and brief messages from cultural workers and activists from throughout the region.
At about 1:30 p.m., the Detroit MLK Day March for Jobs, Peace and Justice will begin. At 2:30pm a community meal will be served outside the church in order to abide by public health protocols. We are requesting that all participants wear masks and observe social distancing.
The Detroit MLK Day Committee is comprised of a small, dedicated group of volunteers. Due to the significance of the January 16, 2023 Detroit MLK Day Program & March, we are seeking contributions now to assure a successful event.
Sincerely in Peace and Solidarity,
The Detroit MLK Day Committee