Why We Can't Wait

May 19th 2022 | 5PM-7:30PM | Join Us at LinkedIn 1515 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Join buildOn students, Detroit corporate leaders, community activists, and artists as we explore the question, “How can we urgently work towards a more just and inclusive world?” Detroit Why We Can’t Wait will feature student-led conversation with powerful community leaders in an exclusive, limited capacity event. All proceeds power our service-learning programming in Detroit, empowering students to take on the most pressing issues in their communities through direct action.

Proof of full COVID19 vaccine is required upon arrival. Business casual attire.

More and more, I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people of good will.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. King wrote these words in 1964, and they still resonate today. The pandemic and racial justice movement of 2020 laid bare the inequality in every corner of society, from education to healthcare to public safety. But as we move into an era of restoration, we have a chance to use this time to rebuild a more just and inclusive world.

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Support Youth Serving Our Community

Through buildOn’s Service Learning Programs, students in some of Detroit’s most under-resourced high schools are empowered to take on the most pressing issues in their communities through direct action. By helping seniors, the unhoused, and younger children, buildOn Detroit students are learning to lead by first learning to serve. These same students have also worked side-by-side with community members to construct schools in some of the poorest countries on the planet. Historically, buildOn Detroit engages 1,100 students every month across the city, who to date have contributed more than 365,000 hours of service to our community. What’s more, 97% of students who participate in buildOn programming graduate high school.

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Please contact Morgan Dickerson at morgan.dickerson@buildon.org for additional information about attending or sponsoring this event.

May 19th, 2022, 5:00 pm ET 

LinkedIn Office Detroit

1515 Woodward Ave 

Detroit, MI 48226

Why We Can’t Wait is an event supporting buildOn Detroit and celebrating youth who are leading change through service and education.

Tickets can be purchased at buildon.org/detroit2022

Proof of Full COVID19 vaccination is required upon entry to the LinkedIn building. No exceptions can be made, so please bring proof of vaccine with you.

In the best interest of guests and staff, we will continue to monitor local COVID-19 trends and meet or exceed protocols mandated by local governments. By purchasing tickets to this event, unless prohibited by law, you agree to abide by the health and safety measures in effect at the time of the event, which may include, but not be limited to, wearing masks, providing proof of vaccination status and/or providing proof of negative COVID-19 test. Check back often for updates to your event as guidelines are subject to change.

Dinner and drinks will be provided with options for those with dietary restrictions. All guests consuming alcoholic beverages will be required to show proof of age.

This is a no-cash event. Major credit cards will be accepted.

We recommend guests dress in business casual attire.