FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2023
WAYNE, MI – A group of influential voices will converge at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI to show solidarity with the United Auto Workers (UAW) members who are striking. Dr. Cornel West, a distinguished philosopher and political activist, Rev. Horace Sheffield, the CEO of The Detroit Association of Black Organizations, and Mary Sheffield, Council President of the City of Detroit, will join the strikers on Wednesday, September 27th.
The UAW strike has gained national attention in an effort to gain better wages, job security, and healthcare benefits from General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler. As negotiations continue, the presence of Dr. West, Rev. Sheffield, and Council President Sheffield represents a powerful show of support for the striking workers.
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- Dr. Cornel West, distinguished philosopher and political activist, known for his contributions to the development of the philosophy of race in the United States
- Rev. Horace Sheffield, activist and CEO of The Detroit Association of Black Organizations
- Mary Sheffiled, Council President of the City of Detroit, the youngest council member in Detroit history and one of its most influential leaders
- The Detroit Association of Black Organizations staff
- Striking UAW members
Support for UAW strike
Wednesday, September 27
11 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
*Photo, video, and interview opps available
Ford Michigan Assembly Plant
48303 Michigan Ave
Wayne, MI 48184
About the Detroit Association of Black Organizations Established in 1979, the Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) has been a champion for greater unity and opportunities in Detroit’s African American community. Through an expansive network of over 130 organizations, DABO strives to create meaningful resources aimed at improving quality-of-life initiatives around the city. For more information on how this organization is inspiring progress through connection and collaboration visit www.dabodetroitinc.com!