Join us for an evening of elegance and impact
You're cordially invited to Nation Outside's Masquerade Gala, "Unmasking Stigma, Unlocking Potential," an evening of elegance and impact that promises to be the highlight of the year.
Step into a world of enchantment as we come together to celebrate a cause close to our hearts at the prestigious Godfrey Hotel in Detroit. Prepare to be mesmerized by captivating performances, indulge in a gourmet dinner, and dance the night away with fellow advocates of change.
Your presence supports our 10 Nation Outside chapters in providing
Trauma Informed Peer Led Reentry, Workforce Training/Certification, Mentoring and More. Together, we can make a lasting difference for over 2 million Michigan families impacted by the criminal legal system.
How to Get Involved
Purchase Tickets: Secure your place in this transformative night. Choose from individual tickets, a ticket for two, or reserve a table for your group. Every ticket purchased directly supports our mission.
Become a Sponsor: Elevate your impact by becoming a sponsor. Showcase your commitment to change by aligning your brand with our cause.
Spread the Word: Even if you can't attend, you can still make a difference. Share our mission with your friends, family, and colleagues. Encourage them to attend or sponsor the event.
Please note that all ticket and sponsorship purchases are considered charitable donations and are eligible for tax deductions.
Who We Are
Nation Outside, is a statewide grassroots and advocacy organization entirely led by the justice impacted and formerly incarcerated. Our mission is to drive policy and practice innovation that builds transformative systems of support for justice impacted
families and communities.
The Voice of the Formerly Incarcerated
Nation Outside (NO) represents the over 2 million Michigan families impacted by the criminal legal system. We call ourselves the voice of the formerly incarcerated because, collectively, our staff has over 500 years of lived experience within state and federal correctional institutions. The foundation of our work at NO is about challenging stigma, breaking barriers, amplifying voices, and empowering communities.
We have a growing base of over 7,000 directly impacted members and allies ready to take action in our 10 regional chapters spanning the state; The Women's Chapter, Detroit, Flint, Lansing, Traverse City, Kalamazoo, Jackson, Grand Rapids, Washtenaw and Oakland County.
"Nation Outside is empowering people with lived experience to reengage fully as citizens in our democracy and have a voice in policies that impact them and their communities."
- Allan Wachendorfer
Our voice is as strong as our members, join the movement today! Receive the Nation Outside newsletter to hear of events, policy updates, and stories of our members.
Attend a Nation Outside meeting, volunteer at an event, forward the newsletter to your own networks to share the success stories of formers.
We are a new and still developing organization and we need your help to build capacity! Donate today to Nation Outside to directly support formers and criminal justice reform efforts in Michigan.