Transtastic Night to Remember raises funds for Ruth Ellis Center, Motor City Sisters

Jason A. Michael
By | 2018-01-16T08:34:48-04:00 August 17th, 2017|Michigan, News|

I’sha Schultz, development associate for the Ruth Ellis Center, Sr. Gin-ja Lox of the Motor City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and community activist Char Davenport. BTL photo: Jason A. Michael

The Motor City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence held a fundraiser for the Ruth Ellis Center on Aug 13. Billed as Transtastic Night to Remember, the evening took place at Olympus Theater in the Menjo’s Complex and included the screening of the film “Tangerine” as well as a catered dinner, a prize raffle and presentations by speakers from the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park, Transcend the Binary in Ferndale and Equality Michigan in Detroit. Nearly 50 people attended the event, which raised about $300 to be split between REC and the Motor City Sisters.
“I think the evening went fantastic,” said Guard Dog Derpy Moto, one of the primary organizers. “People were raving about how much fan they were having and the food was incredible. I’m really proud of us.”

About the Author:

Jason A. Michael
Jason A. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University before joining Between The Lines as a contributing writer in 1999. Jason has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author having written the authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," which he released on his own JAM Books imprint.