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MLK Symposium

January 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm

The geography of race and class in metropolitan Detroit is rapidly changing. Black families are migrating to once white suburbs, while incentives draw young professionals to the majority-minority city. How are investment patterns affecting racial transition? How are communities responding to demographic changes across the region? Is this a departure from longstanding segregation and inequality, or the same injustices in a new guise? This panel will bring together a diverse group of local leaders to address how the Detroit region might overcome its legacy of separate and unequal societies to fulfill King’s vision of a “beloved community.”


  • Kurt Metzger – Data Driven Detroit
  • Melvin Washington – Phoenix Group Consultants Inc.
  • Charity Hicks – Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
  • Toni Moceri – Macomb County Commissioner, District 1 (Warren)


January 17, 2012
6:30 pm