New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership Series offers a highly innovative approach to building cultural competency. The program’s goal is to develop a greater understanding of the distinctive and subtle differences between racial and ethnic groups and to provide the tools to enhance communication.
As the Detroit region becomes more diverse it is imperative that we have a greater knowledge and appreciation of a multiracial and multicultural society to better serve our diverse constituencies. Marking its 17th year, New Detroit's Multicultural Leadership Series is for individuals who are leaders and change agents in our region.
The Multicultural Leadership Series is conducted over the course of eight months, beginning with a mandatory orientation and six, day-long sessions held throughout the year. It culminates with a graduation ceremony. The series tuition is $1,000.00.
Each monthly session offers an in-depth experience that immerses participants into one of six communities of color (African-American, Arab, Asian, Chaldean, Latino, and Native American). We take an in-depth look at their history, their culture and their current socioeconomic issues. Participants enhance their ability to understand the complexities of our multicultural society and to gain valuable exposure to networks with persons from cultures different than our own. It is our expectation that the leaders involved in this experience take the information learned to create changes in race relations within their own organizations and communities.
WXYZ’s Detroit 2020 program reflects an ongoing commitment by the station to address the challenges facing the Southeast Michigan region, including the need to close the gap between the races. Reporter Andy Choi will create a monthly news story on his experience as a participant. At the end of the series, Channel 7 will also report on his experience on the Detroit 20/20 program.
Click on each of the pictures to view the full video on the Channel 7 web site.
New Detroit: a racial justice organization
The metropolitan Detroit leadership organization working to identify and eliminate racial disparities in the region by building economic equity, social justice and racial understanding.
From our beginning in 1967, New Detroit has been focused on developing programs and policies to build economic equity, social justice and racial understanding in Southeast Michigan. Each member of the New Detroit Board holds a leadership position in this community. As leaders, each of us is responsible for shaping our future.
Our goals are designed to have the maximum impact in shaping that future, in creating a city and region that realizes the full potential of every person and in assuring that we truly close the gap. We are pleased to share this report that highlights the work of New Detroit in 2012
Previous Annual Reports
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