The forum, "Dr. King's Vision for Economic Justice: Focus on Detroit," will feature Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh, New Detroit CEO Shirley R. Stancato, Excellent Schools Detroit CEO and 1994 Michigan Law grad Dan Varner, and Michigan Chronicle Senior Editor Bankole Thompson. Scheduled for 3–5 p.m. in the breathtaking new Robert B. Aikens Commons adjoining Hutchins Hall, the panel, moderated by Professor Angela Dillard, Director of the Residential College and professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, will look beyond the Detroit that exists only in newscast sound bites and analyze the complicated Detroit that exists in reality as Michigan's largest city. Opening remarks will be delivered by Professor Dana Thompson, Director of the Entrepreneurship Clinic at the Law School.
The discussion will focus on the future of the city and ask how city government, foundations, the media, nonprofits, educators, banks, and the corporate sector can work together to define the future for Detroiters.
Below is a video from this event:
This event was sponsored by the Michigan Law Office of Student Affairs and Program in Race, Law & History.