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HAPPENING FRIDAY: Voices of Freedom Festival

This Friday, Freedom House Detroit is hosting the Voices of Freedom Festival and you’re invited! This special event is being held to raise money to benefit people who are seeking asylum in the U.S. and Canada.

With your support, you can help Freedom House reach its financial goal of $100,000 to continue to support survivors of persecution and torture.

The Voices of Freedom Festival is a celebration of those saved lives and a night to mobilize all of us to continue to serve the thousands of asylum seekers yet to come!

Voices of Freedom Festival 2021 hosted by Freedom House Detroit

FREEDOM HOUSE DETROIT: VOICES OF FREEDOM FESTIVAL

Freedom House Detroit is a temporary home and lifetime community for asylum seekers from around the world who have escaped persecution and torture.

For 40 years, the Detroit non-profit has served 5,000 asylum seekers. Their work is inspiring and life-changing, to say the least.

Here are the event details for the festival.

EVENT: Voices of Freedom Festival

DATE: Friday, October 15, 2021

TIME: 7 P.M. to 10 P.M.

WHERE: Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, 1211 Trumbull, Detroit 48216

TICKETS: Click here to register for the event!

Freedom House Detroit
Voices of Freedom Festival for Freedom House Detroit

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE VOICES OF FREEDOM FESTIVAL

This year’s festival is a little different from Freedom House’s annual Voices of Freedom Galas.

Last year, the Freedom House Detroit team decided to shift from a gala to a festival to include alumni voices, music, and other art and entertainment.

There will be so many wonderful activities and food to enjoy at the Voices of Freedom Festival.

CONVERSATION: In an intimate conversation during the festival, you’ll have an opportunity to hear Freedom House alumni share their stories.

The Freedom House team says this is a special part of the event because the alumni are “a show-stopping force!”

FOOD: Delicious food from Evie’s Tamales, Sweet Potato Sensations, and Yum Village will be served.

DRINKS: Two James Spirits will also be making handcrafted cocktails. Guests will receive a complimentary cocktail and additional drinks will be available for purchase.

LIVE ART & MUSIC: Mariachi Mexico 2020 and Xiao Dong Wei will perform at the festival. While artists Josh Skeel and India Solomon will paint the night’s festivities as they happen.

Later that evening, Josh and India’s final artwork will be featured in Freedom House’s petite silent art auction.

Freedom House Detroit presents Voices of Freedom on October 15, 2021.

Visit Freedom House Detroit online and on Instagram to learn more about the important work they’re doing!

I hope you can attend this wonderful celebration and help support the great work Freedom House Detroit is doing! xoxo


All photos are courtesy of Freedom House Detroit.

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