Tonight's Speaker Series: Detroit Declaration public forum & State of the City viewing party

Our next speaker series event will be at 5:30 p.m. March 23 at the Majestic Theatre, 4120 Woodward Ave., in Midtown. We're teaming up with the Detroit Declaration movement, WDET, the Michigan Front Page, and the Majestic to bring you a political forum and State of the City viewing party. Sign up below to attend.

There will be presentations, but we also want the audience to share ideas, observations and thoughts, as well. Update: WDET 101.9 FM's Craigh Fahle will host a post-State of the City discussion.

The schedule is as follows:
5:30 p.m. Check-in and networking.
6 p.m. Presentation and discussion from the Detroit Declaration grassroots movement, plus poetry presentation from Inside Out's Detroit poets.
7 p.m. State of the City viewing.
Immediately following the State of the City we'll have a public forum to share ideas and reaction to Mayor Bing's speech.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be nonsmoking. Please sign up below to attend. Parking is available in the Majestic lot for $4.

If you are not familiar, the Detroit Declaration is a new grassroots movement working to create a unified voice and voting block. Their mission is to bring together the "growing tide of consensus about what our city must do differently to thrive." All of the Detroit Declaration drafters are community and civic leaders. Watch their video below to learn more about the Declaration.

The Model D Speaker Series is being co-hosted this month by the Michigan Front Page and the Detroit Declaration. The Speaker Series is sponsored by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Henry Ford Health Systems, Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center. We thank the Majestic for hosting us again.