Detroit Youth Choir Brings Music to Amazon Fulfillment Center in Livonia

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Today, hundreds of Amazon associates gathered at the company’s Livonia Fulfillment Center in celebration of Black History Month, with a day of programming celebrating the region’s rich Motown history. To kick off the events, the Detroit Youth Choir and Chandler Park Academy dance team delivered inspiring performances right on the fulfillment center floor, amid thousands of Amazon products stocked for local shipment.

About 500 associates joined for today’s program, as well as several of the company’s regional leaders. 
 
The day included performances by Detroit Youth Choir, Chandler Park Academy and Denise Davis and the Motown Sensations, along with poetry readings, leader messages and a food truck festival. 
 
Photo by: Brian Sevald

 

A $2,500 donation was also made to Detroit Youth Choir by the Amazon facility. 
 

The donation was presented to the choir, before the day continued, with leadership messages, poetry readings and an afternoon of live music by Denise Davis and the Motown Sensations – currently underway. Today’s associate program was created to showcase the history, passions and talents of our Black employees and local community, highlighting Amazon’s 2022 Black History Month theme, “Remarkably Black.”


“We believe that building a culture that’s welcoming and inclusive is integral to people doing their best work. Today’s Black History Month event is just one way that we’re celebrating diversity at Amazon and striving to honor Detroit’s Motown roots. And to get to start the day by witnessing the talent of two community power houses – the Detroit Youth Choir and Chandler Park Academy dance – now that’s a good day at work,” Ty Sordelet, General Manager, Amazon Livonia Fulfillment Center, said.

Amazon’s Black Employee Network (aka BEN) affinity group has more than 1,000 Metro Detroit members.

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