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Welcome to
Survivors Speak

A Non-Profit Organization With The Aim Of Helping Survivors

Who We Are

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About Us

Welcome to Survivors Speak, a non-profit organization that has been driving positive change since 2018 with a bold goal in mind; to give the voices back to those who have been unjustly silenced. We believe in the humanities, the power of art, the power of voice, the power of community, and the power of the individual. Through open conversation, creative engagement, and community mobilization, we aim to make genuine, lasting impacts in the lives of survivors, volunteers, and sponsors alike, unified in a concerted effort to heal.


 To see this in action, visit our programs and initiatives page.

We believe it takes much more than a protest. At Survivors Speak, we are committed to efforts that help inspire great change within our communities. We believe that working together, with those who believe in true justice, only strengthens the impact of the change we need to see! Please email us to learn more about the work or if you'd like to get involved.


Turning Interest
Into Action

Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Survivors Speak emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2000, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Contact us to learn more and get involved.



At Survivors Speak, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the injustice that the Black Community has felt for 400+ years. We will no longer be silent, but will work to bring change through our warrior cry!


Reinforcing our Commitment

Our organization believes in the power of education. We are committed to bringing change to our system and building a society that embodies the values and fairness that we all need.

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Helping the community

We are committed to serving those that can't come out due to the Covid- 19 pandemic. We make weekly trips to ensure that our most vulnerable are taken care of.

Ongoing Initiatives

Below you can see some of the programs and initiatives that we’ve spear-headed:

Wrongful Conviction Summit

Wrongful convictions are an all too regular part of our society. Worse yet, there are so many people who remain ignorant of the frequency and true cost of being a victim of this atrocity. To address this, Survivors Speak began hosting the annual Wrongful Conviction Summit in 2019, inviting individuals, families, legislators, and community members.

Juneteenth Celebrations

Juneteenth is a holiday that we here at Survivors Speak hold near to our hearts, and we proudly display this during the Juneteenth Celebrations! We work with the city of Ypsilanti and other community organizations, such as the Puffer Reds, to make these celebrations possible.

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How SS can help

We foster an environment where you can speak openly, free from judgment, about any of your sufferings. We make sure that you’re heard, understood, and amplified in a way that helps others. We aim to equip you with all the necessary tools to adapt, overcome, and transform your pain into something greater, something that can benefit not only you, but humanity as a whole.

We accomplish this through the use of an individualized roadmap process that tailors our response to your unique situation and needs.


There are always obstacles to volunteering, and we know that your time is a valuable resource, but we believe that the sacrifice is undeniably worth the reward; the feeling of knowing that a difference is being made by your efforts. That is precisely what Survivors Speak is all about, driving that difference. But we can’t do it alone. We need dedicated individuals who are willing and ready to invest themselves in helping others, and in creating a better present, and a better future.



Survivors Speak is always open to, and grateful for, anyone who is willing to donate or become a sponsor for our cause. We also understand the gravity of the decision to invest your hard-earned dollars in a non-profit organization, and the desire to make sure that the investment you’re making is truly making a difference. We’re here to tell you how with Survivors Speak, it is.


Join Our Mission

Our mission to bring a voice to taboo topics and social injustices, through the arts, community conversations, mobilizing communities, and/or any creative platform that we discover. Furthermore, we believe in amplifying the voice of an individual, the community, or an injustice. We understand that our real power lies within our voices and unified efforts to bring about change.

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