1. U-M story lab to amplify Detroit River narratives

    In partnership with the Detroit River Story Lab, the Michigan Engaging Community through the Classroom at Taubman College has coordinated a number of courses this semester to focus on the Detroit River’s history.


  2. Using design and technology, Cézanne Charles reimagines a more inclusive Detroit

    “Cultural Center institutions like the Detroit Public Library, the DIA and the Detroit Historical Society can really make a difference for digital inclusion.”
    ~ Cezanne Charles

  3. Michigan Minds: How COVID-19 is impacting Detroit residents

    In this episode of Michigan Minds, Jeffrey Morenoff, director of the Institute for Social Research Population Studies Center, explains the goals of DMACS and shares recent findings from the surveys on how Detroiters are experiencing the pandemic.

    1. Prenatal safety net: Mobile clinic gives free services to Detroit moms

      For mom Heavenlee Gordon, The Luke Clinic couldn’t have come into her life at a better time. At a church in southwest Detroit, Gordon found the help she needed and…

    2. New U-M report lifts up Detroit residents’ priorities for economic mobility

      Residents want living-wage jobs, good schools, affordable housing, accessible health care, and other foundations of economic well-being.

    3. Drew Philp: Rehabbing Detroit one abandoned house at a time

      “People say Detroit is on a rebound. I vehemently disagree with that. One-third to one-half of all homes in the city have foreclosed. One in six homes don’t have water. I’ve tried to use my platform to talk about what I see happening in the neighborhoods and in the shadow of all of this money coming in.”
      ~ Drew Philp, author and journalist

    4. A living learning lab for equity: Keesa V. Johnson (MDes ‘21) and the Campus Farm

      “’Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.’ Those are the words of Frantz Fanon,” says Keesa V. Johnson (MDes ’21). “And I’m not going to betray anything.”

    5. Ecologists across the country say academy must root out racism, recognize Black scholar excellence

      The scholars challenge the academy to recognize Black scholars of excellence and change the culture in ecology and evolution, in general, and for Black women, specifically.

    6. State initiative to design ‘road of the future’ connecting Detroit and Ann Arbor

      The first phase of the project is a feasibility assessment to test technology and explore the viability of a 40+-mile driverless vehicle corridor featuring lanes that support transit and shared mobility options in addition to private vehicles between Downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor.

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