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MURP Student Whitney Sherrill Selected as 2017 Fellow for Humanity in Action Fellowship in Detroit

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MURP Student Whitney Sherrill Selected as 2017 Fellow for Humanity in Action Fellowship in Detroit

Whitney Sherrill, a second year student in the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning program at Taubman College, was selected as a 2017 fellow for the highly competitive Humanity in Action Fellowship in Detroit. This year, 68 total fellows were chosen out of 510 applicants. The fellowship took place during the summer of 2017.

Sherrill is a Detroit native and is interested in issues concerning social justice and equal opportunity in the context of urban planning, as well as urban farming.

According to humanityinaction.org, “The Detroit Fellowship brings together a group of 22 university students and young professionals from Detroit, elsewhere in Michigan, the United States and Europe. Over four weeks, the Fellows take part in an immersive educational program that examines the promise, failure and possibilities of social and economic progress in Detroit. All applicants share a strong commitment to contributing to Detroit's future, and are furthermore passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity and human rights.”

Applications for the 2018 Fellowship are now open. “Humanity in Action seeks candidates who are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity and human rights. The Detroit Fellowship places particular emphasis on solutions in civic engagement to longstanding challenges. Therefore, we seek Fellows who have the creativity to develop initiatives in activism, social business, public policy and the arts for Detroit and other urban communities.”