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Building Black and Brown People Power In Detroit
September 20, 2019 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Join the Detroit School Series for the 2019-2020 school year kick-off lecture, proudly hosted in Detroit! This year, speakers will interrogate and reimagine the theme: Egalitarian Detroit. In this first lecture, Branden Snyder, Executive Director of Detroit Action (formerly Good Jobs Now) will construct a radical vision of Detroit’s future that re-centers the legacy of Black culture and history in economic and urban development of the city. Snyder will share Detroit Action’s work on civic engagement and collective mobilization in Detroit, and how the organization translates what they learn through grassroots organizing into a comprehensive and complex policy agenda. Come learn about what community organizing is, the state of affairs in Michigan and how communities are using policy and electoral organizing to change their neighborhoods.