For over a decade, Woodbridge Pub was a neighborhood gathering place for local residents. But everything changed when the COVID-19 swept through Detroit, forcing the pub to temporarily shutter in the wake of the pandemic.
The protest was the idea of Que Roland, founder of coworking space Seat Detroit in Eastern Market. Roland, a mother of three, saw her influence in the area as an opportunity to give a voice to her children and others in the area in a safe space.
After joining Nest’s board of directors earlier this year, acclaimed fashion designer Tracy Reese quickly began to advocate for her home city. This fall, the nonprofit will launch its Makers United program in Detroit, helping to build a more inclusive and equitable community of makers in the city — and across the U.S.
While the pandemic has put some of our favorite seasonal activities on hold, summer in Detroit isn’t canceled — we rounded up some of the best virtual and in-person events (with proper physical distancing of course) to add to your bucket list.
Victims of police killings are often criminalized. For Sydney G. James, there is no justification. So she decided to use her art to be a voice for her disgust at yet another slaying of a Black person at the hands of those hired to protect and serve them.