Night of Hope has been rescheduled to September 2023 (more details to come).
The Night of Hope dinner will benefit of the Ken Saro-Wiwa (KSW) Memorial Foundation and help kick start the building of an orphanage in Ogoni, Nigeria — which will house the homeless & orphans who are victims of crisis, war, & natural disaster.
Regency Manor & Banquet Center
25228 W 12 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48034
Doors Open @ 6:30pm
Adults Only 18+
The total cost of the orphanage is 1.8 million but we are looking to raise $250,000 to break ground and start with the initial phases of the orphanage.
Individual tickets: $135
Deadline for sponsorship and logo submission is April 24, 2023. To sponsor, contact Callista Ugorji at (248) 933-0447 or Nita Sadek (248) 444-4124
The Ken Saro-Wiwa (KSW) Memorial Foundation Inc. is named after a Nigerian human rights and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa.
Ken Saro-Wiwa was a founder, spokesman, and president of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People MOSOP. Ken Saro-Wiwa was also an author, publisher, and Human rights environmental activist who used MOSOP in addressing the plight of his native homeland, Ogoni in the Rivers State of Nigeria.
Ken Saro-Wiwa was blackmailed, falsely accused, charged with frivolous and trump-up charges, and hanged for putting spotlight on the Royal Dutch Shell and the Nigerian government’s oil extortion in the area. Even though the government couldn’t present any evidence that plant such a picture in his trial. Hence, Ken Saro-Wiwa was called a “prisoner of conscience” by Amnesty International for eloquent and brave attention to climate charges
The Ken Saro-Wiwa Memorial Foundation Inc. was founded by Fr. Anthony Kote-Witah, OFM Cap. Father Anthony ministers at the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit, Michigan. He serves as a spiritual director for pilgrims, celebrating Mass, offering healing services, hearing confessions, leading substance-abuse support groups and helping the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
Now Father Anthony, who escaped violence in Nigeria to become a priest, wants to give kids in his home country a better life. He hopes to create rescue and safe homes for orphans, the homeless, and the very poor for everyone within Ogoni in the Niger Delta Subregion.