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MLK Symposium: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Can Planning Build Agency in Marginalized Communities?

Keynote speaker: 

  • Charles Anderson, President and CEO, Urban League of Detroit

Panelists: 

  • Khalilah Gaston, Deputy Director, Vanguard Community Development Corporation 
  • Joe Heaphy, Vice President of Real Estate Development and Management, Neighborhood Service Organization 
  • Khalil Ligon, Project Manager, Lower Eastside Action Plan 

Performance:

  • Jessica Care Moore, Detroit poet and activist 

Co-sponsored by OAMI and the U-M Rackham Student Government. 

Refreshments afterwards.
Free and open to the public.

"There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society with a large segment of people in that society who feel that they have no stake in it; who feel that they have nothing to lose. People who have stake in their society, protect that society..." 

— Martin Luther King Jr.