Join us Thursday for a fundraising party that includes drinks, appetizers, a DJ and a panel discussion on the challenges facing Detroit’s neighborhoods.
The event runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Tires, a relatively new venue at 6541 E. Lafayette.
Drink and appetizers are free with a minimum $35 donation, which may be paid at the door. We’ll also have a silent auction of framed photos of Detroit.
All proceeds will help Motor City Muckraker continue providing ad-free, independent watchdog journalism.
The panel will include veteran journalists Bankole Thompson, Maria Guzmán and Steve Neavling and demographic guru Alex Alsup of Loveland, a Detroit-based mapping company.
Doors open at 7 p.m. About 45 minute later, Neavling will discuss how he started Motor City Muckraker and his big plans for the site’s future.
The panel discussion begins at 8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. We’ll also project photographs of Detroit’s neighborhoods on a big screen.
After that, a DJ will provide music.
The venue has space for more than 500 people.
To lock in your space, let us know you’re going on our Facebook event page or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can take credit cards or cash at the door.
We are looking for sponsors to donate drinks and appetizers. All sponsors will be promoted through Motor City Muckraker.
Hope to meet many of you.
If you can’t attend the party but want to donate, click here. Your contribution will go a long way to ensuring that watchdog journalism is strong and independent in Detroit.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.