The team at Eco-Works proved themselves bravely faithful and worthy of the 35 year anniversary it celebrated at the Detroit Yacht Club last Friday. Centering the celebration around the Spirit of its people, partnerships, and mission, the Sustainable Community Champion Awards Ceremony held a far different energy this year. An honest, personal, and commitment filled thread weaved its way through the program in a rare and courageous way that left the attendees inspired and motivated for the future growth of not only the city, but the nation as a whole on it’s determined path for a sustainable tomorrow.
Held each year at the Detroit Yacht Club, the peaceful and elegant entrance up to the second floor to watch the sun rise above the water was reason enough to attend. The history and original architecture of the event based facility included a buffet-style breakfast offering, spilling over and above the servicing warmers with something for everyone. White linened tables were embellished with signage for sponsor acknowledgement and green floral centerpieces, held in Reclaim Detroit wooden vases. New faces were sprinkled in with veterans of the breakfast, all in anticipation of seeing the awards presented and keynote speaker Winona LaDuke.More
Oxford, Mich. – Nov. 5, 2016- Extraordinary Ventures Michigan is hosting their Grand Opening Celebration on November 12, 2016 at 12:00pm. The event will run until 4:00pm and will feature a variety of activities, raffles, and prizes for event tickets! Festivities will take place at the Legacy Center (EVM, SUITE 165), which is located at 925 N. Lapeer rd. Oxford, MI 48372.
Extraordinary Ventures Michigan specializes in employing differently abled adults. EVM is an unprecedented collaboration between Oakland University, Autism Alliance of Michigan and Judson Center. EVM aims to bridge the gap between post high school programs and access to meaningful and gainful employment opportunities. Extraordinary Ventures seeks out niche employment opportunities that foster supported, yet independent work, in a least restrictive environment. Goals include increasing employability skills as well as individuals’ quality of life; by earning a competitive wage within their community. More
As a non-virgin-y Twisted Story Tell-ee, I had a good idea of what may be in store this evening.
Even with that said, Satori Shakoor never fails to bring out Detroit’s most amazing line-up of courageous storytellers.More
I began my first experience with the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers full of apprehension for what the night might hold. My nervousness was quickly relieved by a beautiful and lively performance by Foxtrot Ball Room Champions, Pamela More and Kevin Collins. With a smile already on my face, Satori Shakoor, our guide for the night, danced her way up on stage to introduce the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers to the night’s virgins. Being a “virgin” to storytelling myself, I had no idea what I was in for when Tim Elorby made his way to the stage.
My first time attending a Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers event was extremely enjoyable. The theme of the night’s stories was Pride and Prejudice, and I was sure in for a treat. I walked in a little bit late and was met with the sweet voice of a young girl. Her name was Hannah Wise, as she was aptly named.
I recently attended a story-telling event with my long-time friend Cathleen Francois of GreeningDetroit. GreeningDetroit is a media sponsor for The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers which is held monthly at the Charles H. Wright Museum in Midtown Detroit. She invited me because she knew I would enjoy what was being offered. Since she had invited me to the event, I was intrigued just by the name and I was understandably excited to see what we would experience and the stories we would hear.More
The anticipation of each months Storyteller event draws to new heights as my colleagues and I share the excitement of what is coming that Friday.More
There is a never-ending connectedness to the human condition that weaves through us all, creating the stories our lives become. Satori Shakoor and her team honor this truth with an intense monthly ‘Secret’ that’s quickly becoming a healing ritual for people of all ages and backgrounds in the Detroit Metro area.More