Voices of Freedom


Celebrate 35 YEARS of welcoming those 'yearning to breathe free' with us!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Grand Ballroom, MotorCity Casino Hotel
2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
(click here for parking details)

Tickets on sale now! Click here to reserve your seat!


Stay at MotorCity Casino Hotel on October 19 and receive a special rate! Click here or call 1-866-782-9622. Use group code 101918FREE.



Reception: 6:00pm

Program: 7:00pm


Reservation Fees:

  • Individual Guest(s): $125.00
  • Table sponsor (10 guests and recognition): $1,750.00


Checks can also be made out and sent directly to the address below
(please note "Annual Gala" on memo line). 


Freedom House Detroit
ATTN: TJ Rogers
2630 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48216 


If you cannot attend Voices of Freedom, please consider making
a tax-deductible donation to sponsor a resident's attendance and
support the mission of Freedom House Detroit.  

For more information, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact
TJ Rogers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Presenting Sponsor



Partner Sponsor


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Supporting Sponsor

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Henry Grix & Howard Israel

Palmer Rey, PLLC



Table Sponsor

Ally Financial, Inc.

Amnesty International, Local Group No. 78

Ascension Michigan


Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph

Nick Cucinella

Henry Ford Health System

Law Office of Denise Hudson

John & Chris Miller

Park West Gallery & Foundation

Larry and Susann Spilkin

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Wayne County Community College District

Wolverine Packing Company



Centerpiece Sponsor



John Prendergast, Founding Director, The Enough Project; Co-Founder, The Sentry


John Prendergast is a human rights activist and New York Times best-selling author who has focused on peace in Africa for over thirty years. He is the founding director of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He is also the co-founder of The Sentry, a new investigative initiative focused on dismantling the networks financing conflict and atrocities.


Prendergast has worked for the Clinton White House, the State Department, two members of Congress, the National Intelligence Council, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the US Institute of Peace.


Prendergast also serves as Executive Director of Not On Our Watch, the foundation founded by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Brad Pitt.




 Voice of Freedom Award: ACLU of Michigan

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Community Partner Award: Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe

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Inaugural Volunteer Award: Dr. Vidya Ramanathan

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Mistress of Ceremonies: Amy Lange, Fox2 News Reporter & Anchor

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