Cities are constantly evolving places, and with change can come friction. Longtime residents can feel left out of new development, and new entrepreneurs can feel disconnected from the history of their community.
This is a universal urban experience, not unique to Detroit. But here, where demographic shifts have resulted in profound racial and geographic polarization over generations, we have the opportunity to come together and be more intentional about creating a future we can all be excited about.
Forging this future begins with awareness -- and humility. Are you open to listening and learning? If you're a new resident or business owner in Detroit, what should you know about your neighbors and neighborhood? If you've been here awhile, how can you help new folks feel welcome and included?
Please join us Tuesday, Feb. 26 (that's today) at 6 p.m. at 1515 Broadway
in downtown Detroit for a frank conversation about race, business and intentionality. Speakers include:
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the program begins at 6 p.m. Seating is limited.
This Speaker Series is presented by Model D
and Huffington Post
, with support from MSDHA
. Special thanks to Chris Jaszczak for hosting.
Adriel Thornton photo by Kenny Corbin