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  • Events on January 17th, 2012

    After Eight Mile: Race, Class, and Regional Transformation in Metro Detroit

    01/17/2012 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    Location: A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104) Art + Architecture Building(North Campus)
    Speaker: 4 panelists: Kurt Metzger- Data Driven Detroit; Melvin Washington- Phoenix Group Consultants Inc.; Charity Hicks- Detroit Black Community Food Security Network; Toni Moceri- Macomb County Commissioner, District 1 (Warren)

    The geography of race and class in metropolitan Detroit is rapidly changing. Black families are migrating to once white suburbs, while incentives draw young professionals to the majority-minority city. How are investment patterns affecting racial transition? How are communities responding to demographic changes across the region? Is this a departure from longstanding segregation and inequality, or the same injustices in a new guise? This panel will bring together a diverse group of local leaders to address how the Detroit region might overcome its legacy of separate and unequal societies to fulfill King’s vision of a “beloved community.”

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