Rapper and philanthropist Big Sean announce his 2nd Annual Detroit’s On Now (D.O.N.) Weekend presented by the Sean Anderson Foundation and Ally taking place Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, August 18. The Sean Anderson Foundation’s “Detroit Block Party” and City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield’s “Occupy the Corner-Detroit” are partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) to bring a free jam-packed event for all ages.
The weekend celebrates the Detroit families, entrepreneurs, teachers and long-standing institutions that are the backbone of the city. On Saturday, a special unveiling of the Sean Anderson Foundation Production Studio will take place at Dauch Campus Boys and Girls Club.
The Detroit Block Party and Occupy the Corner activities will include a live DJ, free food, live performances, free haircuts and braiding, Neighborhood Hero Awards, health screenings, Workforce One Bus Jobs, felony expungement, apprenticeship opportunities, carnival rides, and gaming stations.
On Sunday, Big Sean will be hosting an insightful Mental Health Awareness Discussion with Dr. Jessica Clemons, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson moderated by Shawn H. Wilson, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. The discussion will explore the narrative and stigma around mental health in the Black Community. A Bowling Party will close out the D.O.N. Weekend on Sunday evening.
“Last year’s D.O.N. Weekend was a huge success, and I’m excited to bring it back for the second year in a row. I have so much love for Detroit and can’t wait to celebrate it with all of the people who make the city great,” says Big Sean.
All events, Saturday and Sunday, are free and open to the public. Sunday’s events require registering on Eventbrite. For more info head to: https://www.donweekend.org/