Please join us on Thursday, September 12, 2024 at The International Center at the Atheneum Suites Hotel in Detroit for the 20th Annual People of Life Benefit Dinner! You will hear from Delano Squires, who will discuss the importance of marriage, family, and fatherhood. Enjoy a wonderful dinner in the Beaubien Room on the 8th floor of the Hotel with a scenic view of the city.  Valet parking is convenient and free. We believe you will be informed and inspired as you enjoy food and fellowship while supporting RLM’s prolife outreach to the African American community in Michigan. For more information, please call Tina at (313) 212-1326 or e-mail Click here to download and print a flyer.

Special Guest Speaker

Delano Squires

Delano Squires is a Research Fellow in the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family at The Heritage Foundation. His research focuses on marriage, family, and fatherhood. He is currently writing a book about marriage and black family life that will be published in 2025.

Delano's articles and essays have been published by Black and Married with Kids, The Root, The Grio, Newsweek, The American Conservative, The Federalist, Blaze Media, and The Institute for Family Studies. He has written extensively about the role marriage plays in creating a pro-life culture and spoken at conferences hosted by Live Action and the American Association of Pro-Life OBGYNs (AAPLOG).

Delano grew up in New York City and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate degree in public policy from The George Washington University. He resides in Maryland with his wife and their four young children.

Mistress of Ceremonies

Minister Dustene Kidd

Minister Dustene Kidd professed her faith, was baptized and accepted Christ at a very early age. She attended Michigan State University and Wayne State University. Her marriage to Anthony Kidd for 17 years afforded her two wonderful bonus children. In 1995, she joined New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. The Lord called Minister Kidd to Ministry, and she was licensed to preach on January 21, 2018. Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) is one of her favorite scriptures. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Minister Kidd spends her time working toward the harvest, walking in love and believing God for transformation as she remains faithful to His call.