Town Halls

We offer a series of provocative panels comprising local and national leaders addressing topical issues.

On November 16th, 2021 we hosted a Town Hall, Critical Race Theory: What It Is and Isn’t. in partnership with the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance. Moderated by Stephen Henderson, panelists included Dr. Truman Hudson, Jr., Dr. Rashawn Ray, Mary Jane Evink, and Hailey Beatty Barton. 430 people from across the state joined us for the Town Hall.

Our three-part Town Hall “Advancing a Racially Equitable COVID-19 Recovery: Voices of the Community” may now be viewed online. Based on a report we commissioned from the Brookings Institute with support from Rocket Community Fund, “Examining and Addressing COVID-19 Racial Disparities in Detroit”  the series included:

  • Report Authors Jane Fran Morgan and Dr. Rashawn Ray (May 10) view here.
  • Leading policy experts discuss COVID’s impact on education, small business, and the health care industry view here.
  • Six Detroiters talking about their personal experiences view here.

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